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Conference on Agriculture for Health


Influential thought leaders lay critical groundwork for better aligning agriculture and food systems.

An assortment of food is laid out on a table, seen from a bird's eye view. Food includes eggs, cheese, peas, broccoli, and fish.

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Tackling the Global Food Security Crisis


UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield argues that implementing a foreign policy for all Americans means tackling the global food security crisis head on.

Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield on a recent visit to Africa.

Commentary & Analysis

Roger Thurow on Hunger and Global Poverty

In the News
International Livestock Research Institute
Roger Thurow

Roger Thurow discusses what inspired him to focus on hunger and global poverty - and how he has seen the lives of smallholder farmers change for the better.

A man at a food stall hands change to a customer in Sri Lanka.
REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Food and Agriculture

Beating the Odds: The Mothers and Children of the 1,000 Days Movement

Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

Ten years after The First 1,000 Days book began, Roger Thurow revisits the featured mothers and children to see how they are faring.

Shyamkali sits cross legged and holds her young daughter.
Anne Thurow
Food and Agriculture


Prioritizing Agricultural Research in the 2023 Farm Bill

Report by Coauthors

The United States should increase support for agricultural R&D in the next Farm Bill to ensure farmers can keep feeding the world in spite of challenges from climate change and other shocks. In collaboration with the Farm Journal Foundation, the Council provides recommendations for US government action.

A tractor plows a green field.
James Baltz
Food and Agriculture

Informing the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health


The Council convened a task force to provide recommendations to advance the goals of the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

Four speakers and a moderator discuss food insecurity on stage at the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
Food and Agriculture


Sanjeev Asthana 

Nonresident Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Sanjeev Asthana

Doug Bereuter 

Distinguished Fellow, Center on Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Doug Bereuter