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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...
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 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...
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...
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...
An international group of cassava scientists met recently in Gent, Belgium, for the first global scientific conference of the Global Cassava Partnership. Cassava is the developing world's fourth most important crop. The scientists at the meeting called for a significant increase in investment...
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs this week released a new report on global agriculture, laying out what is known about current United States investments in global food security, while also making recommendations on how to clarify and track investments across a range of agencies. The U.S. has largely...
This report outlines the food security situation for 67 low-income countries based on data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the World Bank. The document points out that food security in the 67 countries deteriorated in 2001 relative to estimates in 2000. The deterioration can be contributed...