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Public Investment, Innovation Critical To Addressing Climate Change, Agriculture, Food Security

Chicago Council on Global Affairs: A Food-Secure Future: Innovation In The Face Of Evolving Threats As part of the Chicago Council’s blog series, A Food-Secure Future, Isabel DoCampo, research associate at the Chicago Council, discusses the importance of public investment and the role of R&D and innovation in addressing climate…

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Continued Bipartisan U.S. Investment In Foreign Assistance Programs Can Benefit Both U.S., Aid Recipients

The Hill: Continued foreign assistance is a smart and easy win for the new administration Paul Weisenfeld, executive vice president for international development at RTI International “…Today’s assistance programs have embraced the best lessons of modern management: evidence-based programs focused on key priorities, applying context-appropriate technologies, and building ownership among…

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Gates Foundation’s Approach To ‘Focus On Best Investments First’ Serves As Lesson For Governments

Project Syndicate: Learning from Bill Gates Bjørn Lomborg, visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…[An] analysis for Copenhagen Consensus shows that each dollar of Warren Buffett’s money spent by the Gates Foundation on vaccination, contraception, and nutrition is generating a return worth…

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Blog Post Highlights Importance Of Understanding Interconnectedness Of Agriculture, Global Health

Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought”: Global Health & Global Agriculture: Emerging Diseases and Agriculture’s Expanding Footprint Marcus Glassman, research associate with the Chicago Council’s Global Food and Agriculture Program, writes, “[A]s populations swell and agriculture’s footprint sprawls, there are some real, and serious, public health consequences,”…

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4 Nations Face Unprecedented Levels Of Hunger, Food Shortages Amid Humanitarian Crises, Experts Warn

The Guardian: Famine looms in four countries as aid system struggles to cope, experts warn “Famine is looming in four different countries, threatening unprecedented levels of hunger and a global crisis that is already stretching the aid and humanitarian system like never before, experts and insiders warn. Tens of millions…

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CSIS Global Food Security Expert Discusses New Report In Devex Interview

Devex: Q&A: Emmy Simmons, author of ‘Recurring Storms’ report, on food insecurity and political instability “In a new report, ‘Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict,’ Emmy Simmons, senior adviser on the Global Food Security Project at Center for Strategic and International Studies, highlighted recent trends in food insecurity…

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CNN Video Series Examines Hunger, Malaria, How Gates Foundation Working To Address Issues

CNN: Looking Forward with Bill Gates “Despite widespread global problems like hunger and malaria, Bill Gates has an optimistic outlook on the planet’s future — along with a few ideas on how to make it even better. In this video series, CNN meets the men and women bringing those ideas…

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Myanmar Leader Suu Kyi Launches National Government Initiative To Improve Childhood Nutrition, Address Stunting

The Guardian: Aung San Suu Kyi launches campaign to tackle widespread stunting in Myanmar “Aung San Suu Kyi has launched Myanmar’s first national government initiative on nutrition in an attempt to tackle some of the world’s highest malnourishment rates among young children. The country’s leader traveled to the central dry…

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U.S. Government-Supported MIT Research Team Examining Various Types Of Food Aid Delivery Bags For Better Efficiency, Quality

Devex: Redesigning USAID’s food aid bags could prevent 10,000 tons from going bad and save $15m a year “Researchers are experimenting with new ways of packaging U.S. food aid in a bid to ensure as much of the food as possible feeds the hungry in developing countries and humanitarian crises.…

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WFP Hopes U.S. Aid To Organization Continues Under Trump Administration, Executive Director Says

Agence France-Presse/Rappler: U.N. food agency hopes for continued U.S. funding “The head of the World Food Programme (WFP) said she was hopeful of continued U.S. funding for the organization, despite reports that Washington was mulling heavy cuts in financial support. Foreign Policy magazine reported on Thursday, January 26, it had…

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