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The World Food Prize Foundation has named David Beckmann and Jo Luck as co-recipients of this year's US$250,000 World Food Prize for their "landmark achievements" in building and leading Bread for the World and Heifer International, respectively. The press release says that Bread for...
As part of its blog series, “A Food-Secure Future,” the United States-based Chicago Council on Global Affairs notes that despite a global food system facing great challenges, there is optimism in the proliferation of the many new tools that allow us to communicate, track progress and make informed decisions...
The World Food Prize on Monday was awarded to Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank. Adesina, the son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty and earned graduate degrees in agricultural economics, has spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer...
In a new publication, “The Time is Ripe for Governments to Strengthen Sustainable and Food-Secure Farming,” the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) writes: “The world’s essential food system is endangered. At least 70% of the food we consume is produced by the world’s 1.5 billion small-scale farmers....
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has released a new brief on improved ruminant genetics that summarizes the state of the science and provides implementation guidance for policymakers and investors. This climate-smart agriculture practice can increase...
Bioversity International, an agrobiodiversity research center, has released a new guide, “Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems,” showing that investments in agrobiodiversity play a critical, yet overlooked, role in tackling such global issues as poverty, malnutrition,...
A study published in the journal EMBO Reports suggests that powerful lobby groups opposed to genetically modified (GM) food are threatening public acceptance of the technology in Europe, this article reports. Drawing upon a decade of evidence, researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Warwick...
This article takes an in-depth look at biointensive farming, which is a system of farming that includes transplanting, double-digging, on-site composting, close plant spacing, use of seeds from plants that have been naturally pollinated, and specific food-to-compost crop ratios. It’s a system that could...
This article, which examines the future of United States food aid, notes that how food aid will be treated by the Trump administration remains an open question. President Trump, the article continues, has made no secret of his intent to shake up aid spending. His proposed budget would have closed two...
A new study, in the journal Plant Science, shows that the transfer of a trait, biological nitrification inhibition (BNI), to food and feed crops could decrease nitrous oxide emissions, as well as save farmers money on fertilizers. Certain plants contain this trait; it allows the plants to suppress the...