Food Security and Humanitarian Crisis

Student Alana Davidson Focuses on Food Security in Research and Practice

Student Alana Davidson Focuses on Food Security in Research and Practice

When Friedman Student Alana Davidson had the opportunity to do research as an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), she bridged her passions for food and social justice into a study highlighting the Food insecurity prevalence among university students in New Hampshire.

How to Feed the World

How to Feed the World

Feeding nine billion people by 2050 will be a big problem. The solution should be tiny. 

Budding Nutrition Businesses Get a Boost

Budding Nutrition Businesses Get a Boost

Winners in the Friedman School’s first entrepreneurship competition included ideas for healthy foods for Nepali schools and nutrition and farming apps

Calling All Food Rescuers

Calling All Food Rescuers

How one Friedman student is helping Boston say no to food waste.

Mothers in Malawi Improve Children's Nutrition

Mothers in Malawi Improve Children's Nutrition

Mothers in Malawi improve the nutrition in porridge by adding more fortified oil: Using Social Behavior Change Communication, delivered through a Care Group model, Caregivers in Southern Malawi add more oil to their child’s corn soy blend porridge. 

Why Humanitarian Aid Matters

Why Humanitarian Aid Matters

President Donald Trump has made it clear that foreign aid is not a top priority for his administration. His 2018 budget proposal includes steep cuts to the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the United Nations.

Ag Crisis in Puerto Rico

Ag Crisis in Puerto Rico

Recovery from storm that destroyed up to 85 percent of crops will take time and effort, say Friedman School experts.

The hurricane that swept through Puerto Rico on September 20 practically wiped out the island’s agricultural sector, destroying 80 to 85 percent of crops by some estimates. Getting emergency food and water to people for the near future has already proven a big challenge. But in the long-term, the agricultural damage may create more of an economic crisis than a food crisis, according to Tufts faculty.

Friedman at ICN

Friedman at ICN

Once every four years, nutrition researchers, scientists, and policy makers from across the globe convene in a different locale for the International Union of Nutrition Scientists (IUNS) International Congress of Nutrition (ICN).

This year marks the 21st session, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the first time. The chosen theme, “From Sciences to Nutrition Security” is particularly relevant in an era in which we are seeing many developing and ongoing global nutrition security crises due in no small part to the effects of climate change.

Gregory Gottlieb Appears on WGBH Greater Boston

Gregory Gottlieb Appears on WGBH Greater Boston

Gregory Gottlieb, director of the Friedman School's Feinstein International Center appeared on WGBH News' Greater Boston last week, speaking about the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Feinstein Faculty and Alum Honored at Institute for Human Security Event

Feinstein Faculty and Alum Honored at Institute for Human Security Event

On September 18, 2017 Feinstein faculty and an alum were honored at the naming event of the Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security.

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