The Global Food and Agriculture Program aims to inform the development of US policy on global agricultural development and food security by raising awareness and providing resources, information, and policy analysis to the US Administration, Congress, and interested experts and organizations.
The Global Food and Agriculture Program is housed within the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. The Council on Global Affairs convenes leading global voices and conducts independent research to bring clarity and offer solutions to challenges and opportunities across the globe. The Council is committed to engaging the public and raising global awareness of issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business, and governments engage the world.
Support for the Global Food and Agriculture Program is generously provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
1,000 Days Blog, 1,000 Days
Africa Can End Poverty, World Bank
Bread Blog, Bread for the World
Can We Feed the World Blog, Agriculture for Impact
Concern Blogs, Concern Worldwide
Institute Insights, Bread for the World Institute
End Poverty in South Asia, World Bank
Global Development Blog, Center for Global Development
The Global Food Banking Network
Harvest 2050, Global Harvest Initiative
The Hunger and Undernutrition Blog, Humanitas Global Development
International Food Policy Research Institute News, IFPRI
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center Blog, CIMMYT
ONE Blog, ONE Campaign
One Acre Fund Blog, One Acre Fund
Overseas Development Institute Blog, Overseas Development Institute
Oxfam America Blog, Oxfam America
Preventing Postharvest Loss, ADM Institute
Sense & Sustainability Blog, Sense & Sustainability
WFP USA Blog, World Food Program USA
Millions of people suffer from hunger and billions are struggling with malnutrition. There lies an enormous task before all of us to make these awesome technologies deliver food security and nutrition for all.
Our 2nd post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Amie Alexander, MPS and JD candidate at the University of Arkansas.
We are pleased to announce a new occasional blog series, Cultivating Tomorrow: Indian Agriculture Challenged, by Marshall M. Bouton, president emeritus of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. The series will examine the state of Indian agriculture today and its areas of progress and challenge.
The first post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Craig Robinson, PhD candidate at the Australian National University.
Orinoquia represents a rare opportunity to make decisions that are good for both the population and the planet.
When rural girls are not safe, there will not be lasting global peace and security.
Guest Commentary - Hidden Infections Deplete Girls' Education Momentum and Undercut Economic Growth for All
In order to generate the projected trillions of dollars in economic growth gender equality can bring, we must first ensure that girls stay in school.
Highlighting approaches, technologies, and ideas that have the potential to radically advance global food security.
Check out this week's news brief.
Millions of rural girls have yet to receive the education, financial resources, and public health investments that they need in order to rise beyond poverty. Before economic gains can be realized, global leaders must invest in girls.
While those with unlimited access to the digital world are gradually adapting to new job markets, those without exposure are falling behind in the technical skills necessary to stay competitive.
When investment in rural educataion and infastrucure lags, we are holding girls back—and holding back economic growth for us all.