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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

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

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

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

From Scarcity to Security: Managing Water for a Nutritious Food Future

RESEARCH
Report by Mark W. Rosegrant

This report examines the urgent challenges created by water scarcity and the impact on food security.

From Scarcity to Security: Managing Water for a Nutritious Food Future
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