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Food and Agriculture

New Solutions for a Changing Climate

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Molly Jahn

The government must recognize investment opportunities in US agricultural research and development in order to address current and future climate challenges.

A female farmer plants transplants at a farm in Pennsylvania
Zoe Schaeffer
Food and Agriculture

Considering a Soil Initiative for Africa

RESEARCH
Policy Brief

This paper diagnoses the challenges faced by governments, international organizations and research institutions in mitigating and reversing the decline of soil quality in Africa.

Workers unload a truck of harvested cassava roots.
Food and Agriculture

Women and Girls as Change Agents

RESEARCH
Report by Multiple Authors

Investing in girls' education can put countries on the path to a more stable, prosperous future.

A young girl in school in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Reuters
Women and Girls

The Looming Global Obesity Threat

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Roger Thurow

This paper seeks to raise awareness of the growing global obesity epidemic and the need to address the economic, security, and humanitarian threats it poses.

Aerial view of an Indian market place.
Food and Agriculture

Using Systems Approaches to Catalyze Whole-of-Community Childhood Obesity Prevention Efforts

RESEARCH
Report by Multiple Authors

This paper argues that combining two movements in obesity research could turn the tide on obesity.

Farmer attending crops in a vegetable field.
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

​​Addressing China's Rising Influence in Africa

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Michael Tiboris

China’s growing contributions to African development should not automatically be feared, but their increased presence should create a recalibration in US approaches to development.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China.
International Development

Girls Leading: From Rural Economies to Global Solutions

RESEARCH
Report by Catherine Bertini

This report is a collection of perspectives from 20 authors that highlights the needs of rural girls and solutions to the challenges they face.

A young girl in school in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Caren Firouz/Reuters
Women and Girls

From Scarcity to Security: Managing Water for a Nutritious Food Future

RESEARCH
Report by Mark W. Rosegrant

This report examines the urgent challenges created by water scarcity and the impact on food security.

From Scarcity to Security: Managing Water for a Nutritious Food Future
Food and Agriculture

Youth for Growth: Transforming Economies through Agriculture

RESEARCH
Report by Felix Kwame Yeboah

The US and global community must promote youth-inclusive agricultural transformation, or they risk seeing strategic partners weakened by rapid population growth and threatened by the instability this generates.

A young woman from the Erbore tribe in Ethiopia carries grasses.
Hadynyah
Food and Agriculture

Stability in the 21st Century: Global Food Security for Peace and Prosperity

RESEARCH
Report by Multiple Authors

The world today faces enormous challenges, including the threats of rapidly increasing instability, conflict, and migration as a result of inadequate food supplies and water scarcity.

Workers unload a truck of harvested cassava roots.
Food and Agriculture