Food and Agriculture

Water, Food Security, and Migration in Central America

In the first half of last year, 26,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended by U.S. law enforcement trying to cross the southern border. Most came from Central American states like El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Such displacement is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of migration in the region. Many more are moving from rural to urban areas and into neighboring countries seeking opportunity and fleeing violence.

Insights on Ending Famines, Creating Food Security, and Fostering Thriving Livelihoods in a Changing World

The effects of climate change combined with breakdowns in governance are leading to food insecurity “on a scale that we’ve rarely seen,” said Alex de Sherbinin, associate director of Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network, at the Wilson Center on January 26.

Strengthening Sustainable Food Production in Brazil and the Southern Cone

According to a 2012 United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report, Brazil is expected to provide up to 40 percent of the additional global demand for food as the planet’s population increases from the current 7.4 billion to projected 9.7 billion by 2050. Is Brazil, already the world’s second largest food exporter, prepared for the challenge?  In search of answers, a group of influential Brazilian food producers, policy makers, and experts from academia, government, and private sector research centers convened a forum and went to work.

The Economic Case for Landscape Restoration in Latin America

Land degradation is a major concern globally.  It has led to substantial losses in natural capital, impoverishment of soils, reduction in agricultural yields, job losses in rural areas and considerable greenhouse gas emissions.

Why the India-Pakistan War Over Water Is So Dangerous

Early on the morning of Sept. 29, according to India’s Defense Ministry and military, Indian forces staged a “surgical strike” in Pakistan-administered Kashmir that targeted seven terrorist camps and killed multiple militants.

Pathways to Climate-Smart Agriculture in Africa

“Climate change and food insecurity are the twin crises that may define Africa’s future,” said the World Bank’s Ademola Braimoh at the Wilson Center on September 13. One proposed solution is so-called “climate-smart agriculture” (CSA), an approach to farming that aims to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change while increasing agricultural production and income.

UNEP's GEO-6 North American Report: Informing the 2030 Development Agenda

With so much focus on global environmental problems, many may wonder how their region is faring more specifically. This is the sentiment behind the United Nations Environment Program’s process for the latest iteration of its flagship assessment, the Global Environmental Outlook 6 (GEO-6). 

Showcasing the Chinese Version of Moderni-tea in Africa

This CWIHP Working Paper was made possible through the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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