Enabling Subsistence Agriculture through Small Dams
Large agricultural development programs in Africa usually target commercial agriculture, which enables the export market. But what of the small scale farmers who depend on subsistence agriculture? Sustainable subsistence appears to be unachievable without reliable access to water. One of the ways in which communities can gain reliable access to water is through the construction of small dams and related water conservation technologies.
Food-X: An Accelerator to Grow the Food Movement
Tech business accelerators are sprouting up everywhere. In return for several months of mentorship, education, and access, many fledging companies are willing to trade a percentage of their equity for a quick infusion of cash from venture funders. And, given the explosive interest in food and farming, it should come as no surprise that some investors have finally applied the accelerator model to how and what we eat. Enter Food-X, which is on a mission to create change throughout the food system.
How Unboiled Eggs Could Help Fight Food Waste
A group of researchers recently figured out how take an egg from a fresh to a boiled back to an unboiled state. Unboiling the egg essentially means refolding the proteins into their original shape. And that's a big deal for science – it's estimated the pharmaceutical, environmental and food industries, among others could save $160 billion a year by refolding tangled proteins.
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.
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Our 10th post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Becatien Yao, a PhD candidate in agricultural economics at Kansas State University.
Our 9th post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Ahmed Saddam, a PhD candidate in Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion at Mississippi State University.
Our 8th post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Fally Masambuka, a PhD candidate in Agricultural Communication at the Ohio State University.
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Next Generation 2018 - Integrating Smallholder Farmers into the Cassava Food Value Chain: A Strategic Tool for Rural Development in Nigeria
Our 6th post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Emmanuel Donkor, a PhD candidate in Food, Business, and Development at the University College Cork.
Next Generation 2018 - Technical and Vocational Training: A Prescription to Youth Unemployment, Food Insecurity, and Low Youth Participation in Agriculture
Our 7th post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Jones Janjira, MS candidate in rural development and extension at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Our 5th post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Kinnidy Coley, BS candidate at North Carolina A&T State University.
Next Generation 2018 - Motivating Agriculture in a Context of Urbanization, Violence, and Economic Instability: A Salvadoran's Perspective
Our 4th post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Emely Lopez Barrera, PhD candidate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Our 3rd post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Scott Allan, PhD candidate at the University of Bath.