Innovation and Policy against Hunger in a Water-Constrained World

This paper discusses the role of innovation and policy in the fight against hunger in a waterconstrained world. The innovations considered here are genetic modification technologies that combine the provision of agronomic benefits to producers with enhanced nutritional value to consumers (i.e., technologies that combine/stack input and output traits). The development of such technologies requires significant resources and is quite often accompanied by the granting of intellectual property rights (IPR) to the innovator(s) involved.