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Food and Agriculture

Youth for Growth: Transforming Economies through Agriculture

RESEARCH
Report by Felix Kwame Yeboah

The US and global community must promote youth-inclusive agricultural transformation, or they risk seeing strategic partners weakened by rapid population growth and threatened by the instability this generates.

A young woman from the Erbore tribe in Ethiopia carries grasses.
Hadynyah
Food and Agriculture

Reaping the Digital Return: Enhancing Communities through Modern Extension

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

Ensuring smallholder farmers receive agricultural information is of critical importance for realizing global food security, and the USDA has a prominent role to play in close partnership with USAID.

Two farmers look at a mobile phone
Food and Agriculture

Stability in the 21st Century: Global Food Security for Peace and Prosperity

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

The world today faces enormous challenges, including the threats of rapidly increasing instability, conflict, and migration as a result of inadequate food supplies and water scarcity.

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

Growing Markets, Growing Incomes: Leveraging Trade Facilitation for Farmers

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Andrea Durkin

Andrea Durkin outlines recommended actions related to a Council report calling for a new US program to promote trade facilitation in food.

Aerial view of a truck harvesting a crop on a farm
Food and Agriculture

The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children—And the World

RESEARCH
Book by Roger Thurow

Proper nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life can profoundly influence an individual’s ability to grow, learn, and work.

Woman and child, India.
Raju GPK
Food and Agriculture

Growing Food for Growing Cities

RESEARCH
Report by Thomas Reardon

Feeding cities presents a major opportunity to improve the plight of millions of small-scale farmers and rural residents trapped in subsistence agriculture and joblessness.

A crowded food market in an Indian city,
Food and Agriculture

When Hunger Strikes: How Food Security Abroad Matters for National Security at Home

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Cullen S. Hendrix

Efforts geared toward smallholder farmers have become more efficient and effective over the past several decades in helping to bringing millions out of poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and growing economies around the globe.

A shop inside Mercado de La Boqueria, in Barcelona with produce stands
Food and Agriculture

Global Food Security by the Numbers

RESEARCH
Report by Charles E. Hanrahan

Investments in global food security alleviate poverty, spur economic growth, promote social stability, and enhance the resilience of communities in low-income regions of the world.

 Women in Niger water their vegetable garden.
Food and Agriculture

Healthy Food for a Healthy World

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

This report calls on the United States to use the power of the agriculture and food sector to reduce the reality and risks of malnutrition globally.

Women with crops in boats.
Food and Agriculture

Grow Markets, Fight Hunger: A Food Security Framework for US-Africa Trade Relations

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Andrea Durkin

Andrea Durkin provides recommendations from a Council report aiming at addressing food security in Africa and US-Africa trade relations.

An aerial view of produce stands at a street market
Food and Agriculture