Topic: food

Reforming International Governance of Food Security

— If the global challenge of food security is to be met — and overcome — the agencies that together help the world tackle these issues need to launch a new era of cooperation and collaboration, and look hard at thoughtful, innovative, internal reforms. Read more

Taking Smallholder Farmers Commercial, Step by Step

— Smallholder farmers can rewrite the history of African agriculture by continuing to take charge of their own growth, forming cooperatives and utilizing all available resources. And governments can help those farmers to thrive and make sure rural communities prosper. Read more

On Food Security, Who Leads?

by Tom Daschle and Dan Glickman
— The short answer: Everyone. Government can set the agenda on this critical issue but the private sector holds the cards and the keys to getting more people better food. Read more

The Moral Imperatives of Food Security

by Madeleine K. Albright
— Food security is as much a moral and political issue as it is one defined by markets and international agreements. We have an obligation to close the gaps in the global food system not only for economic growth and political stability but also because it is the right thing to do. Read more

Rethinking Hunger

— Though great strides have been made toward the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people in developing countries, the problem remains pervasive. Beyond providing more food, how do we ensure that people get the nutrients they need to live healthy, productive lives? Read more

To Fight Hunger, Think Family Planning

by The Honorable Joy Phumaphi
— Family planning is crucial to food security and sustainability, now and in the future. Incredibly, there are still 222 million women in the developing world who wish to plan their families, but lack meaningful access to these services.   Read more