According to the authors of the research project Ceres2030: Sustainable Solutions to End Hunger, donors would have to contribute an additional US$14bn of funding annually over the next 10 years to provide underdeveloped countries with food which is twice as much as they currently allocate.
This amount would be sufficient to defeat hunger, providing the money is spent effectively and is invested in innovation, technology, and education, not simply to cover the basic needs of the poorest countries such as food and water.
The conclusions were reached based on data from 23 different countries. Low- and middle-income countries will also have to contribute to this effort with the researchers assessing that they would have to be prepared to contribute about US$19bn a year which they could achieve by introducing appropriate taxation policies.
These goals seem to be very ambitious especially bearing in mind that, according to the latest Global Hunger Index, 11 countries have alarming levels of hunger, (i.e., Chad, Timor-Leste, Madagascar, Burundi, Central African Republic, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Syria, South Sudan, and Yemen) and 690 million people around the world are undernourished with almost 200 million children suffering from chronic undernutrition and 40 countries facing serious levels of hunger.