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Food and Agriculture

China Environment Series 12

A Peek Inside This Issue

Women Leading Policy Transformation in Agribusiness in Tanzania

Experts from the 50x50 WPSP Leadership Circle and our collaborators at the German Marshall Fund filmed a video for an affiliated program in Tanzania on women in agribusiness. Watch their presentation here.

Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

Following a surge in global food prices in 2008 and again in 2011, policymakers and scholars have paid increased attention to the intersection of food security and political volatility.

New Visions for Citizen Science


The Wilson Center Presents a Roundtable in Open Innovation and Science:

New Visions for Citizen Science


Fishing for Answers

In December 2012, two Chinese fishing vessels were caught inside Argentina’s exclusive economic zone with multiple metric tons of presumably illegally obtained fish and squid aboard. This breach of international maritime law is not isolated; in recent years Chinese distant water fleets have been caught engaging in illegal fishing practices around East and Southeast Asia, and increasingly in more distant locations, such as South America. China has been the world’s largest producer of fish since 1990, and its high level of fisheries exploitation within its domestic waters has exceeded biologi

Harvesting Peace: Food Security, Conflict, and Cooperation (Report Launch)

In the wake of food riots in more than 30 countries in 2008 and the Arab Spring, in which food prices played an instigating role, the relationship between food security and instability demands a closer examination.

Harvesting Peace: Food Security, Conflict, and Cooperation

WASHINGTON— Combating hunger can help prevent conflict, according to a new report from the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, which recommends that food assistance and peacebuilding programs work together to better accomplish their goals.

“Hungry people are unhappy people, as we saw in many of the Arab Spring countries. The politics and food security need to be tackled together – and Harvesting Peace helps explain how.” – Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center.

Harvesting Peace: Food Security, Conflict, and Cooperation

Since 2008, when rapid increases in the prices for major grains helped to trigger outbreaks of civil unrest in more than 40 countries, scholars and policymakers have paid increased attention to the potential influence of global food prices on social and political instability. Compelling and provocative headlines have suggested that there is a direct relationship between food insecurity and conflict.