July 24, 2014

Twitter Roundup Highlights Food Security Solutions

On Monday, July 21, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Global Agricultural Development Initiative held a Twitter roundup on climate change and food security, as part of Devex’s Feeding Development campaign (#FeedingDev). We asked: what solutions do you think will help the world become food-secure in the face of threats from climate change?

The response was incredible! From across sectors and around the globe, CEOs, students, NGO leaders, and food and agriculture companies and organizations shared their solutions for a food-secure world:

.@GlobalAgDev Fertilizer deep placement is increasing #foodsecurity and reducing #GHG emissions #FeedingDev http://t.co/pUfPXXZ4Ux

— IFDC (@IFDCnews) July 21, 2014

An example of climate smart ag changing lives in Africa (video) http://t.co/uhC4YubTMY for @GlobalAgDev #FeedingDev

— Vance Crowe (@VanceCrowe) July 21, 2014

@GlobalAgDev An integrated and diversified farm system helps ensure #foodsecurity and manage risk: http://t.co/7GVwV3cas6 #FeedingDev

— TechnoServe (@TechnoServe) July 21, 2014

Adapting to climate change! Tech innovations give #Africa farmers info on weather patterns. #FeedingDev @GlobalAgDev pic.twitter.com/cdcZgsAAZX

— AfricaProgressPanel (@africaprogress) July 21, 2014

Help #climate by taking extra food that wouldve gone 2 landfills & redirect it 2 #foodbanks http://t.co/sJyD2ERFyi @globalAgDev #FeedingDev

— Global FoodBanking (@FoodBanking) July 21, 2014

@GlobalAgDev @WFP buys drought-resistant, woman-friendly crops from #smallholders, improving #resilience! #FeedingDev http://t.co/fPIm5pFnxU

— Purchase 4 Progress (@WFP_P4P) July 21, 2014

You can see a full roundup of all Tweets on our Storify page.

Given our recent Global Food Security Symposium and our latest report, Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate, we are thrilled to continue these important discussions on global food security and climate change.

The Feeding Development campaign is taking place throughout July with the goal of reimagining solutions for a more food-secure future. It is an online conversation that links the environment, land rights, supply chains, and nutrition to real progress, from seed and soil to a healthy meal. The conversation continues throughout the month—visit the Feeding Development campaign to learn more.


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

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

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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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