Preventing an Ebola-Related Food Crisis

With deaths in the thousands and more cases reported each day, the Ebola epidemic has caused tremendous suffering, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. This is not just an immense health crisis—it also threatens agriculture and food and nutrition security in the severely affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone), and >> Read more

Responding to Drought to Prevent Another Global Food Crisis

Below-normal rainfall and above-normal temperatures have contributed to the most severe and extensive drought in the United States since the 1950s. Spanning over half the country, the severity of drought conditions increased dramatically in early July, adversely affecting crop production and driving up agricultural prices. According to the Economic Research Service of the USDA, 62 >> Read more