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Agriculture is in desperate need of capital investment, especially to feed 10 billion people in 2050. After 30 years of underinvestment through removal of agricultural development funding and poor prices, there are now signals for farmers to do more.

As the G20 convenes, policy on food price volatility is top of mind. Price caps will fundamentally destroy any investment in agriculture – including by farmers themselves.

People should not be left to go hungry. Food security should be dealt with in social safety net structures that ensure the poorest get supplemental income to buy food. Sending the wrong signal to agriculture right now, could be counter productive.

Robynne Anderson

Robynne has extensive experience in the agriculture and food sector, working throughout the value chain – from basic inputs to farmers in the field to the grocery store shelf. She works internationally in the sector, including speaking at the United Nations on agriculture and food issues, and representing the International Agri-Food Network at the UN.Throughout her career she has worked with farm organisations like the Prairie Oat Growers Association, the National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi and the Himalayan Farmers Association, as well as global groups, to further the voice of agriculture in the food debate. She has also worked with Fortune 500 companies growing worldwide businesses to assist them with issues management and strategy decisions.

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