By Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Director of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and Malabo Montpellier Panel Member.
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
Our 13th post in the Next Generation blog series is by Sulav Paudel, PhD candidate in entomology and international agriculture and development at Pennsylvania State University.
Our 12th post in the Next Generation blog series is by Millicent Yeboah-Awudzi, PhD candidate in applied plant science at Louisiana State University.
Our 11th post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Becky Zhong, PhD candidate in applied plant sciences at the University of Minnesota.
In California, farmers are again faced with drought. On the east coast farmers have been struggling with incessant rain and flooding, hurting yields. For many commodities, market prices have been dismal and with years of declining farm income, many older farmers are calling it quits and walking away. As they leave, they take with them years of valuable knowledge and experience, and in many cases there is no new generation to carry on the risky endeavor. The statistics now say that less than one percent of the US population makes a living from farming or ranching. How will farmers survive today and in the years ahead?
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.