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The development of products tailored to address the risk management needs of African smallholder farmers has received a lot of attention in recent years.
Water is essential for life and human survival.
In 2013, up to $75 billion dollars was invested by the governments of 169 countries into school feeding programmes.
Climate change has been highlighted as a top threat facing the international community in 2014.
Juan Deras, a member of the Flor del Pino cooperative in Honduras, displays berries from a coffee tree.
In 2003, African leaders pledged to increase support for agriculture.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the creation of the first ever Regional Hubs for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change at seven locations around the country.
Water insecurity is one of the highest global risks.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is now accepting applications from students to participate in the Global Food Security Symposium 2014 Next Generation Delegation.
Passage of the 2014 farm bill ends a frustrating two-year legislative journey, largely driven by a search for significant budget reductions, and often fueled by polarizing rhetoric on how to make those cuts a reality.
Elias Ndinduyubwo of Kagabiro, Rwanda, carries maize stalks he cut earlier that morning while harvesting.
Last year, a bipartisan group of 23 members of Congress, hosted by the Aspen Institute, travelled to Ethiopia to get a firsthand view of the progress the country was making in modernizing agriculture and smallholder farming.
Roger Thurow discusses how smallholder farmers can move beyond subsistence.
For smallholder farms—usually those supporting a single family—expenses come early in the season before the planting while income arrives only several months later with the harvest.
We sat down with Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President of the World Food Prize Foundation, to find out more about its efforts to educate the public about agricultural development and food security.