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Roger Thurow

Why Support Africa's Small Farmers?

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Project Syndicate
Roger Thurow

“As Africa’s farmers work to adapt to climate change, global leaders must do their part by keeping–and extending–the promises they made at COP26,” writes Roger Thurow in Project Syndicate.

Subsistence farmers work their field of maize after late rains near the capital Lilongwe, Malawi February 1, 2016.
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

Food Insecurity's Socio-Emotional Impacts on Children

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Roger Thurow speaks at the Child Youth Forum on food insecurity’s impact on the socio-emotional health, development, and wellbeing of young people.

Stethoscope on an apple a child is holding.
Nenad Stojkovic
Food and Agriculture

The High Stakes of the UN Food Systems Summit

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

Childhood malnutrition can forever change the course of someone's life.

Schoolchildren in Ethiopia.
Anne Thurow
Food and Agriculture

Good Nutrition Today is Key to Harvesting a Better Tomorrow

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

Senior Fellow Roger Thurow details the true costs of malnutrition today and tomorrow.

View from a grassy mountain, with a blue sky in the background
Anne Thurow
Food and Agriculture

Talking Back to Hunger

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

Roger Thurow shares a poem evoking the human face of domestic hunger — an issue that is too often forgotten in policy discussions.

a hungry child visits an outdoor food pantry during COVID-19
Food and Agriculture

Roger Thurow Talks Global Food Insecurity Amid American Abundance

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Food Talk by Food Tank
Roger Thurow

Roger Thurow joins the Food Talk podcast to talk about the breakdown of the US’s food chain and why global food security persists amid an abundance of food in the U.S.

Empty grocery store shelves during Coronavirus pandemic.
Wesley Tingey
Food and Agriculture

Our New Gordian Knot

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

Roger Thurow examines the question of how to conquer global hunger and malnutrition while also saving the planet from the strain on our environment, biodiversity, and health.

View of fields in Ethiopia
Rod Waddington
Food and Agriculture

African Voices

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

Council expert Roger Thurow explains how most African countries don’t have the resources to provide aid to their own citizens.

Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President, AGRA addresses the media ahead of the opening of the AGRF conference, 2019.
Food and Agriculture

One Child, One Classroom – The Lifelong Cost of Malnutrition

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia each lose about 11 percent of GDP annually. In our global economy, a stunted child anywhere becomes a stunted child everywhere.

A young child feeds two goats
Heifer International
Food and Agriculture

America's Oxymoron

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

The coronavirus exposed America’s secret of hunger amid abundance. How can residents of the world’s richest country be hungry?

People queue to pick up fresh food at a Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues
Reuters
Food and Agriculture