January 7, 2014

Photo of the Week


Anonciata Mbakirirehe of Kayenzi, Rwanda, stands amid her newly germinated maize. She looks forward to a good harvest at the end of the season. Photo by Hailey Tucker. Photo courtesy of the One Acre Fund blog. One Acre Fund is an NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that helps 137,000 smallholder farmers grow their own way out of poverty by providing a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access.

About

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.

Blogroll

1,000 Days Blog, 1,000 Days

Africa Can End Poverty, World Bank

Agrilinks Blog

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

Archive



Conversation with Dan Glickman on TTIP and the California Drought

Secretary Dan Glickman, APCO International Advisory Council member and co-chair of the Chicago Council's Global Agricultural Development Initiative, talked about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the impact of the California drought.




Photo of the Week

Workers load fertilizer into trucks from One Acre Fund's Bungoma warehouse to be delivered to farmers for our Kenya input delivery 2014.





Despite Tug-of-War, USAID Gains Leeway on Food Aid

Ellyn Ferguson writes about how the 2014 farm bill will affect America’s international food aid programs in her latest post at Roll Call, “Despite Tug-of-War, USAID Gains Leeway on Food Aid.”


Our Culture War Over Food and Farming

Dr. Robert Paarlberg, the Betty Freyhof Johnson Professor in the Department of Political Science at Wellesley College, and author of the book Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know, delivered a Heuermann Lecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.




Photo of the Week

Imelda Nasimiyu practices digging up a mature cassava root at a farmer training in Namikelo, Kenya.