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Renewing International Extension to Equip Farmers for a Changing Climate

RESEARCH
Report by Gloria Dabek

The climate crisis necessitates a new extension agenda that prioritizes farmer needs and preferences and promotes climate resilience and adaptation. US policy should reflect this new extension agenda to ensure farmers have the tools to succeed in providing for themselves, and ultimately, feeding the world.

A farmer examines his crops in the field.
Climate and the Environment

Centering Global Food Security for Global Prosperity

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

Catherine Bertini and Ertharin Cousin are co-leads on a paper offering the Biden Administration recommendations for the US government to build on a strong foundation of food and nutrition security programs to alleviate global hunger and malnutrition.

Vegetables are displayed for sale at a stand at Surquillo market in Lima, Peru.
REUTERS
Food and Agriculture

Farmers on the Front Line: Agriculture's Role in Fighting Climate Change

RESEARCH
Report

Climate change is wreaking havoc on agriculture and food security both in the US and abroad. In collaboration with the Farm Journal Foundation, the Council provides recommendations that are targeted both domestically and internationally.

Food and Agriculture

New Solutions for a Changing Climate

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Molly Jahn

The government must recognize investment opportunities in US agricultural research and development in order to address current and future climate challenges.

A female farmer plants transplants at a farm in Pennsylvania
Zoe Schaeffer
Food and Agriculture

Considering a Soil Initiative for Africa

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by David Nielson

This paper diagnoses the challenges faced by governments, international organizations and research institutions in mitigating and reversing the decline of soil quality in Africa.

Workers unload a truck of harvested cassava roots.
Food and Agriculture

Women and Girls as Change Agents

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

Investing in girls' education can put countries on the path to a more stable, prosperous future.

A young Indian girl writes on a chalkboard in a classroom
Nikhita S.
Women and Girls

The Looming Global Obesity Threat

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Roger Thurow

This paper seeks to raise awareness of the growing global obesity epidemic and the need to address the economic, security, and humanitarian threats it poses.

Aerial view of an Indian market place.
Food and Agriculture

Using Systems Approaches to Catalyze Whole-of-Community Childhood Obesity Prevention Efforts

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

This paper argues that combining two movements in obesity research could turn the tide on obesity.

Farmer attending crops in a vegetable field.
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

​​Addressing China's Rising Influence in Africa

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Michael Tiboris

China’s growing contributions to African development should not automatically be feared, but their increased presence should create a recalibration in US approaches to development.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China.
International Development

Girls Leading: From Rural Economies to Global Solutions

RESEARCH
Report by Catherine Bertini

This report is a collection of perspectives from 20 authors that highlights the needs of rural girls and solutions to the challenges they face.

A young girl in school in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Caren Firouz/Reuters
Women and Girls