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Mark Curtis, Katie Campbell
July 31, 2014

There is broad international consensus that investing in agriculture is one of the most effective avenues for reducing hunger and extreme poverty. But over the past several decades, agricultural investment has stagnated or declined in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa — the very regions of the world where these scourges are most widespread. To reverse the tide, agricultural investment must increase, and the quality of these investments must be improved.