The growing incidence and intensity of extreme weather events and rising price volatility are cases in point of shocks that increasingly threaten the global food system.
Given the unprecedented scale and scope of changes taking place around the world today—societal, climatic, technological—we need to be more strategic, active and cooperative than ever before to achieve the solutions we need for a healthy planet and thriving global society.
On a long plane ride home from the Philippines, I thought of the dozens of emergency sites I’d visited on this trip and the many courageous women I had met.
While modern innovation transformed agriculture, helping farmers continuously adapt their operations in the face of climate change remains a top priority around the world.
Feeling hungry? Perhaps not now, but with the world's population expected to reach 9 billion by mid-century, tremendous efforts are needed to ensure there will be food for everybody.
In March 2013, rain fell in Namizope and Mukuvula communities in Angoche District, Nampula in Northern Mozambique until the water was almost up to people’s knees, inundating fields and crops.
Production should be in synch with demand – think “just in time”. How do you do that? You irrigate – wherever you can.
USAID and InterAction have just announced a first-of-its-kind agreement in a major effort to accelerate progress in the global fight against hunger and malnutrition.
The future is, by definition, uncertain. But when it comes to climate change, scientific research has warned us what to expect.
The Chicago Council Symposium theme “Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of Weather Volatility and Climate Change” is a timely one.
Undernutrition is the single biggest contributor to child mortality, and one of the world’s most serious health and human development challenges.
Climate change has been dubbed by scientists as "the greatest challenge of our time."
You’ve spent a large portion of your career building public and private partnerships for agriculture to alleviate hunger and poverty. What progress has been made in terms of this collaboration?
Our planet faces an urgent, double challenge. First – around 827 million people in the world are still going hungry.
Drought is the costliest of all natural disasters and affects more people than any other weather-related event.