Context for CoSAI

In 2019, before start-up, the CoSAI Secretariat reviewed the work of other international commissions, panels and initiatives to see where CoSAI could best add value, and to avoid repeating the work of others. At that time, already more than 30 major reports on food, agriculture and the environment had been published in the past 10 years. More have been published since then. CoSAI decided that the Commission could best add value by promoting ‘more and better’ investment in innovation to underpin a rapid transformation of agri-food systems.

CoSAI analyzed 93 initiatives working on issues related to sustainable agriculture in the Global South. The majority (74%) had a global scope. Most initiatives focused on policy, finance or institutions.

A spreadsheet with the full list of past reports and current initiatives is available for download.

Take a look at CoSAI's subsequent portfolio of evidence.


CoSAI analysis of reports.