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.
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
Guest Commentary - Closing the Gap with Impact Investing: Reassuring Trust in the Sustainable Development Goals
Council intern and New York University student Lauren Stadler writes about the complexities and opportunities in achieving SDG2.
John Willard III, CEO of CAW Industries, Inc., saw a great business opportunity for their product in Africa. But their capability as a small-sized company to successfully enter into agricultural markets on the African continent does not have to be unique.
Diets are rapidly changing, but these new options can have severe consequences on health.
Traditional methods of evaluating childern for malnurition can be uncomfortable for the child and subject to human error. But 3D imagery technology offers a new way to gather data.
A lot can change in a decade-It was just over 10 years ago that the world was reeling from high fuel and fertilizer prices, food price spikes and related civil unrest.
In the latest piece from the Agri-Pulse and Council collaboration, Rep. Rodney Davis and Dr. Peter Goldsmith champion efforts to improve the way we produce, enhance, and deliver technologies needed to improve our food systems.
Our 15th and final post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Neeti Nayak, masters in design engineering candidate in innovation and systems design at Harvard University.
Our 14th post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Longwen Chiang, MA candidate in Economics and Management at the Yenching Academy at Peking University.
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.
Highlighting approaches, technologies, and ideas that have the potential to radically advance global food security.