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
Much of the conversation on making agriculture sexy for Africa’s youth is focused on increasing the profitability of the sector. However, new research tends to indicate that it’s not all just about money.
For some business women in Liberia, pursuing their most creative ideas is too risky; the margins between prosperity and poverty in this informal economy are paper-thin. What solutions could unlock their entrepreneurship potential?
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.
Blockchain stands to alleviate poverty while improving food security prospects for everyone, according to Elizabeth Leake of STEM-Trek.
For farmers with disabilities, access to water, land, and essential information about agricultural management is even more difficult. Tatenda Ndambakuwa, a 2018 Next Generation Delegate, asks: How can agricultural opportunities be accessed by a wide variety of people with disabilities?
With high levels of unemplyemnet, being a young person in Africa right now isn’t easy. However, opportunities to increase the local production of staple crops could provide much needed employment prospects by creating businesses that add value to the processing of crops.
April Dobb from IAFN says that if we wish to celebrate agriculture as a profession that is modern, profitable, and cool, then farmers and agripreneurs cannot be perceived as isolated people hidden in rural locales.
Next Generation Delegate Oyewale Abioye highlights the high youth unemployement in Africa, and programs on the ground that work.
Join us in Chicago on Thursday, March 29, as we continue to conversation that began at the 2018 Global Food Security Symposium in Washington, DC.