Food Systems, Agriculture, and Climate Change

Food Systems, Agriculture, and Climate Change

Understanding Agriculture to Nutrition Linkages: A Rapidly Moving Agenda

This video is of Shibani Ghosh's presentation "Production Diversity and Women's Dietary Diversity in Nepal" given September 30th in Washington DC.

A Science-Based Look at Genetically Engineered Crops

The National Academies Press has released a report titled "Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects."

Timothy Griffin, associate professor and director of Friedman's Agriculture, Food and Environment program, served on the Committee on Genetically Engineered Crops, providing his expertise related to farming productivity and environmental impacts. 

Alice Lichtenstein, Friedman professor, senior scientist, and director of the HNRCA's Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory provided input as a member of the Food and Nutrition Board. 

Understanding Genetically Engineered Crops

In a new report, a group of nationally eminent scientists say that genetically modified foods are safe to eat, but they also note that it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish between genetic engineering and conventional plant breeding and their impacts on health and the environment.

Parke Wilde: Food Security in the United States

Parke Wilde, associate professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, reviews modern survey-based household food security measurement in the United States. The survey-based approach is described as just one option in a spectrum of methods for understanding the prevalence and severity of food insecurity and hunger. The talk concludes by mentioning a useful role for both market-based and policy-based efforts to reduce food insecurity and hunger.

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.

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Academy Week

Friedman researchers are participating in the 2016 Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy Week. For five days, the global community of interdisciplinary researchers and research-users working at intersection of agriculture-food systems, health and nutrition convene in Ethiopia to learn, share, and strengthen collaborative partnerships with the goal of improving nutrition and health.

Gloria Guevara Alvarez

I am a PhD Candidate in the Food Policy and Applied Nutrition Program (FPAN) at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

I started in January 2016. I came to Friedman after spending several years in the European Union working on economic development programs and working in Brazil, India, China and Russia.

4th Annual Symposium on Agriculture to Nutrition in Nepal

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition has launched the 4th Annual Agriculture to Nutrition Scientific Symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal: "Minding the Gaps Along the Agriculture-to-Nutrition Pathway." This symposium is a platform to share research findings, program evaluations, and evidence-based policy initiatives on multi-sectoral approaches to improve the nutrition and health of people in Nepal.

Feeding a Growing Population

U.S. land capacity for feeding people could expand with dietary changes

New model suggests that vegetarian diet with dairy products could feed the greatest number of people when compared to other diets

New Entry Awarded Grant

More Help is On the Way for New Farmers and Ranchers: USDA NIFA Apprenticeship Award to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project for National Farm and Ranch Learning Network

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