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Ukraine Crisis: Averting a Global Food Catastrophe

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Global Food for Thought by Ertharin Cousin

Former Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin joins Paul Polman as co-author of this issue of "Becoming Net Positive".

Volunteers distribute food for animals carried by Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at a train station in Krakow, Poland.
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Food and Agriculture

New USAID Policy Strengthens Local Focus

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Global Food for Thought by Samanta Dunford

USAID announces sweeping changes toward localization addressing questions about the efficacy of development programming modalities.

USAID vaccine clinics in Peru.
USAID US Agency for International Development
Food and Agriculture

Public-Private Partnerships in Nutrition Ventures

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Global Food for Thought by Samanta Dunford

Were the recommendations in the Center on Global Food and Agriculture's 2015 nutrition report successful? The Council examines this question in the third part of our 2021-22 series to find out.

Jagger Harvey, the director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss, and Jisang Yu assess chilies and peanuts for mycotoxin risk in Nepal.
Kansas State Research & Extension
Food and Agriculture

The Science and Limitations of Farm-Based Carbon Offsets

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Global Food for Thought by Nina Domingo

Agriculture has great potential for carbon offsets, but implementation will be complicated.

Tractors in a yellow field seen from the sky.
Johny Goerend
Food and Agriculture

US Government Nutrition Research: Six Years Later

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Global Food for Thought by Samanta Dunford

Were the recommendations in the Center on Global Food and Agriculture's 2015 nutrition report successful? The Council examines this question in the second part of our 2021 series to find out.

Research technicians working on the development of clubroot-resistant canola bag plants.
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Food and Agriculture

Policies to Support Nutrition-Sensitive Food Systems

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Global Food for Thought by Julia Whiting

Were the recommendations in the Center on Global Food and Agriculture's 2015 nutrition report successful? The Council examines this question in the first part of our 2021 series to find out.

A table set with various foods on a white tablecloth before an archway and a window.
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Food and Agriculture

The Food Waste and Climate Connection

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Global Food for Thought by Eden Merkle

If food waste were a country, it would be the world's third-largest greenhouse gas emitter behind China and the US.

A worker dumps pre-consumer food waste
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Climate and the Environment

Organic Mandate, Growing Solar, and Allergens

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Global Food for Thought by Julia Whiting

Check out the week's top stories in food, agriculture, and global development!

a worker walks in a Sri Lankan tea farm
Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Food and Agriculture

Agroecology, Blue Foods, and Happier Meals

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Global Food for Thought by Julia Whiting

Check out the week's top news and research in food, agriculture, and global development!

Venezuelan fisherman clean equipment from oil spill.
REUTERS/Leonardo Fernandez Viloria
Food and Agriculture

Agriculture Needs a New Public Digital Architecture

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Global Food for Thought by Alesha Miller

Big data can be an asset in the fight against hunger, but it needs a public digital architecture.

A farmer uses a computer on his tractor.
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Food and Agriculture