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Hope Is Part of the Food Security Solution

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Global Food for Thought by Scott MacMillan

Scott MacMillan recalls 2015 World Food Prize winner Fazle Hasan Abed's legacy and its impact on food security.

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed is sitting in a classroom in front of a black board, smiling and looking to the right as he holds a brown cane.
BRAC
Food and Agriculture

Black Farmers' Voices: How the Past Influences Food Insecurity Today

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

Discrimination, diminishing number of Black farmers leads to persistence of food insecurity in America.

George Hall bends down to tend to his turnips in Greene County, Alabama.
Anne Thurow
Food and Agriculture

Incorporating Dietary Needs and Cultural Requirements into Food Assistance Programs

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Global Food for Thought by Natalie Burdsall

Fundamental issues in food assistance programs exclude the disability community and people requiring culturally relevant foods.

A group of people prepares food for a food assistance program.
Food and Agriculture

The Hidden Hungry: Men in Poverty

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Global Food for Thought by Coauthors

Men often fall outside of gendered stereotypes of food assistance programs, failing to reflect nuanced experiences of hunger in the United States.

A variety of fruit is pictured at a grocery store.
Jakub Kapusnak
Food and Agriculture

Reducing SNAP Restrictions to Make Food Preparation Easier for Families

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Global Food for Thought by Samanta Dunford

Food preparation is a common barrier to accessing healthy, nutritious meals for families, making SNAP expansions vital to food security.

A person reaches to grab a green grape from a shelf of fruit in a grocery store.
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

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.
Reuters
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.
Reuters
Food and Agriculture