A farmer in Rwanda shells her maize after harvesting. 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
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Next Generation 2018 - Integrating Smallholder Farmers into the Cassava Food Value Chain: A Strategic Tool for Rural Development in Nigeria
Our 6th post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Emmanuel Donkor, a PhD candidate in Food, Business, and Development at the University College Cork.
Next Generation 2018 - Technical and Vocational Training: A Prescription to Youth Unemployment, Food Insecurity, and Low Youth Participation in Agriculture
Our 7th post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Jones Janjira, MS candidate in rural development and extension at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Our 5th post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Kinnidy Coley, BS candidate at North Carolina A&T State University.
Next Generation 2018 - Motivating Agriculture in a Context of Urbanization, Violence, and Economic Instability: A Salvadoran's Perspective
Our 4th post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Emely Lopez Barrera, PhD candidate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Our 3rd post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Scott Allan, PhD candidate at the University of Bath.
Millions of people suffer from hunger and billions are struggling with malnutrition. There lies an enormous task before all of us to make these awesome technologies deliver food security and nutrition for all.
Our 2nd post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Amie Alexander, MPS and JD candidate at the University of Arkansas.
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.
The first post in the 2018 Next Generation blog series is by Craig Robinson, PhD candidate at the Australian National University.
Orinoquia represents a rare opportunity to make decisions that are good for both the population and the planet.