The achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Sub-Saharan African Countries and Beyond technologies and tools

Lead PI: University Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs

Unit Affiliation: Center for Sustainable Development (CSD)

November 2011 - December 2016
Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: This funding supports scientific research to create technologies and tools that can be easily scaled up and utilized by sub-Saharan African countries working to alleviate poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

OUTCOMES: Our agriculture objectives are to develop technologies and tools that help scale up the African Green Revolution to reach one-quarter of smallholder farmers in Africa producing three tons of cereal per hectare (or the equivalent in other crops) and ensure long-term food security and poverty reduction through diversified and valued-added agriculture. TropAg’s environmental objective is to develop tools and technologies that minimize negative impacts of the global food system on the environment while increasing positive impacts, without compromising food security. Our nutrition objective is to develop tools and technologies that improve food and nutrition security in rural communities by developing food system solutions that are integrated within a holistic, multi-sectoral development framework.


Gates (Bill and Melinda) Foundation




Pedro Sanchez, Cheryl Palm, Generose Nziguheba, Hope Michelson, Kyle DeRosa, Kevin Tschirhart, Roselin Remans, Clare Sullivan


Agriculture & Food Security Center (inactive), Earth Institute, Sustainable Engineering Lab



maternal and child health ict poverty health systems agriculture sanitation reproductive health e-health public health business development millennium development goals nutrition monitoring and evaluation


Sustainable living