Food Security and Humanitarian Crisis

Food Security and Humanitarian Crisis

Will Masters: How the Race Against Malthus is Changing

How the race against Malthus is changing: This 15 minute micro-lecture describes the global nutrition transition from more food to better food, and the crucial differences between regions that determine how quickly each country can escape the Malthusian threat of rising rural populations on a fixed land area.

UBALE: United in Building and Advancing Life Expectations

UBALE, which means partnership in Chichewa and also stands for United in Building and Advancing Life Expectations, is a key element of USAID’s comprehensive development cooperation strategy in Malawi. The project is implemented with local NGOs through existing government structures in three food-insecure, chronically malnourished and disaster-prone districts of Southern Malawi: Chikwawa, Nsanje, and rural Blantyre, where UBALE aims to reach all 284 communities totaling about 248,000 households with an integrated set of agricultural and nutritional interventions.

Famine in Somalia

A quarter million people died in the Somalia famine of 2011. It didn’t have to happen.

Feinstein Faculty on Stage at the World Humanitarian Summit

The world is witnessing the highest level of human suffering resulting from conflict and disasters since World War II. The humanitarian “system” is not able to cope. The recent World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) was a once in a generation opportunity to change the way in which the world addresses humanitarian crises. 

How Do You Measure Collaboration?

How do you measure collaboration?

Robin Shrestha, N15, regional project manager for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition, also known as the Nutrition Innovation Lab, has helped conduct research that encompasses this fundamental question. The highly anticipated findings were presented by Shrestha’s colleagues in July 2016 at the 4th Annual Scientific Symposium in Nepal.

Ellen Messer

Ellen Messer is a biocultural anthropologist specializing in food, security, religion, and human rights.  She has taught anthropology of food, health, religion, human rights, and international development at George Washington University, Brandeis University, Tufts University, Brown University, Wheaton College, and Yale University.

Trump and the Deepening Refugee Crisis

Two Tufts professors say the future for millions of displaced people worldwide—especially women—could be dire with a new administration hostile to foreign aid.

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