On February 25, 2009, a group of bipartisan foreign policy and development leaders convened by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs called for a renewed U.S. commitment to alleviating global poverty through agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, the two regions with more than 700 million of the world's poorest people, most of them small farmers and their families. Poverty in these two regions is projected to worsen in the years ahead due to continued rural population growth, growing pressures on limited land and water supplies, and climate change.

A project overview can be found here.

The executive summary and final report are also available online.