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World's Top Universities Join Forces to Fight Hunger

September 5, 2018

The world's top five agri-universities who call themselves A5, have agreed to fight hunger together. University of California Davis, Cornell University, China Agricultural University, University of Sao Paulo, and Wageningen University & Research have agreed to work together in achieving zero hunger. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals include eradicating hunger in the world by 2030.

The A5 met during the international SDG Conference, held in Wageningen on August 30-31, 2018. They will first focus on education with a special role for students and staff exchange and work together on research. The five universities have agreed to cooperate in developing new educational and research programs to transform food systems. To do this, they will empower students and educate the new leaders of tomorrow. The universities also want to stimulate the exchange of students and staff members to increase their knowledge.

For more details, read the news article from Wageningen University & Research.