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Ending Hunger and Advancing Nutrition: Lived Experience Perspectives

Policy Brief by Coauthors

Accessing and affording healthy food is a challenge for many Americans. In collaboration with World Central Kitchen, the Council provides domestic policy recommendations.

A variety of vegetables are pictured at a grocery store. Food and Agriculture

The Ukraine Example: Circumstances Matter for Effective Security Assistance

Policy Brief by Ethan Kessler

US aid would not have been nearly as effective without Ukraine’s efforts to improve its military prior to the 2022 Russian invasion.

tanks in Ukraine
Defense and Security

The Case for Inclusive Agricultural Development

Policy Brief by Coauthors

Amid shifts towards inclusive agricultural development, the Center for Global Food and Agriculture offers policy recommendations for further US government action.

Gorreti Ndagire (center) counts money during a Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) group meeting in Katoosi village, Ddwaniro subcounty, Rakai district, Uganda.
Catholic Relief Services/Will Baxter
Food and Agriculture

Memo on an "Economic Article 5" to Counter Authoritarian Coercion

Policy Brief by Coauthors

The world's democracies need a way to fight back against coercive economic actions by authoritarian governments, argue Ivo Daalder and Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

Shipping containers seen from the sky.
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Combating Global Hunger as an American Foreign Policy Priority

Policy Brief by Coauthors

While not traditionally prioritized as a tool of foreign policy, combatting world hunger has high bipartisan support from the American public.

Two people holding big bag of onions, collecting humanitarian aid (water, food, hygiene products) for people evacuated from Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics
Food and Agriculture

Global Food Security Act Reauthorization: New and Lingering Challenges

Policy Brief by Gloria Dabek

Amid new challenges to global food security, the Center for Global Food and Agriculture analyzes necessary changes to the Global Food Security Act Reauthorization.

Mississippi farm field rows during the winter on January 29, 2022.
Lance Cheung
Food and Agriculture

Preventing an Escalation of Violence Against Women: City Action in the Wake of COVID-19

Policy Brief by Flavia Carbonari

Quarantine, social isolation and lockdown measures put in place to prevent the spread of the virus have led women and girls to be exposed to increased risks of victimization.

Women wearing masks

New Solutions for a Changing Climate

Policy Brief by Molly Jahn

The government must recognize investment opportunities in US agricultural research and development in order to address current and future climate challenges.

A female farmer plants transplants at a farm in Pennsylvania
Zoe Schaeffer
Food and Agriculture

Considering a Soil Initiative for Africa

Policy Brief by David Nielson

This paper diagnoses the challenges faced by governments, international organizations, and research institutions in mitigating and reversing the decline of soil quality in Africa.

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

The Looming Global Obesity Threat

Policy Brief by Roger Thurow

This paper seeks to raise awareness of the growing global obesity epidemic and the need to address the economic, security, and humanitarian threats it poses.

Aerial view of an Indian market place. Food and Agriculture