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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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.
Thirty four-year-old Agrippina struggled to meet the basic needs of her three children. She cultivated the land which was her livelihood alone and battled drought to harvest meager yields. The struggle to feed her family took its toll — her children frequently suffered from diarrhea and malaria and she lacked sufficient funds to keep them in school.
Farmers are increasing water use in an effort to increase agricultural productivity. How do producers, local water managers, and regional governments balance that need with environmental constraints?
In the latest piece from the Agri-Pulse and Council collaboration, Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO of the National 4-H Council, discusses how 4-H has been proven effective in promoting agricultural and economic development around the world.
Guest Commentary - Achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: The Dairy Community’s Contributions
The health of future generations is linked to the health of our planet, so sustainable diets must be at the core of the global response.
How can we help encourage and inspire today’s youth to consider joining the cause of feeding the world?
Women are agriculture, but they are not its face – and that is a problem.
Jennifer Sirangelo from 4‑H believes that every child has the potential to be a leader, and in order to fulfill that potential they need caring adult mentors, chances to develop practical skills, and opportunities to take on leadership roles.
Check the latest -- and final -- post in the Next Generation blog series and check out the newly released report Youth for Growth: Transforming Economies through Agriculture.
Highlighting approaches, technologies, and ideas that have the potential to radically advance global food security.
Guest Commentary - Soft Skills Training in Heifer International’s East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP)
Annie Bergman, global communications director for Heifer International, interviews Richard Ekodeu, project director for Heifer’s East Africa Youth Inclusion Program.
Yes, farming is hard work; but with targeted investments it can also be “decent work.”
If we wish to avoid a future of hunger, conflict and instability, we must act now to improve the status, perception and wellbeing of smallholder farmers around the world. That begins with the farmers themselves, and working with them directly to help them see the potential inherent in their land and their dreams for their families.
Not all jobs are made equal - nearly 160 million young people are working, yet still living in poverty. Transforming agriculture into meaningful employment would help to grow incomes, stabilize societies, and create opportunity for the next generation.