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.
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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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Guest Commentary - Hidden Infections Deplete Girls' Education Momentum and Undercut Economic Growth for All
In order to generate the projected trillions of dollars in economic growth gender equality can bring, we must first ensure that girls stay in school.
Check out this week's news brief.
Millions of rural girls have yet to receive the education, financial resources, and public health investments that they need in order to rise beyond poverty. Before economic gains can be realized, global leaders must invest in girls.
While those with unlimited access to the digital world are gradually adapting to new job markets, those without exposure are falling behind in the technical skills necessary to stay competitive.
When investment in rural educataion and infastrucure lags, we are holding girls back—and holding back economic growth for us all.
Rural women and girls can be actors for climate resilience rather than victims of inequality and circumstance—if given the right resources.
Conversations on climate change are usually peppered with industrial terms: greenhouse gases, industry offsets, carbon credits. But one of the most powerful levers to reduce climate change remains largely overlooked: empowering girls through education.
Just as monitoring a person’s blood can tell us a lot about their health, so can monitoring water quality, animal and plant life, and river conditions tell us a lot about the state of a catchment and the critical pressures on a river.
Check out this week's news brief.