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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...
In this opinion piece, Khalid Bomba, the CEO of Ethiopia’s Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), and Dan Glickman, the executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Congressional Program and formerly the United States Secretary of Agriculture, showcase how one African country is changing how we feed...
This report assesses food security in 70 developing countries in several regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The report estimates that in 2002, there was a "much higher number of hungry people in Asia" than in SSA. However, it warns that "the situation is expected to reverse...