“Water and Food Security” the Theme of 2012 World Water Week

Water could become a key constraint to increasing global agricultural productivity at a rate that will feed a global population estimated to reach 9 billion people by 2050. The Stockholm… Read more »

Global Arable Land and Population

GHI Senior Associates Speak at Informa Economics Agriculture Policy Roundtable

The Global Harvest Initiative continued its speaking engagements recently at an Informa Economics Agriculture Policy Roundtable titled, “Agricultural Markets in a Volatile Political and Economic Environment.” The roundtable provided a… Read more »

GHI Articles of Interest: UN land degradation warning, plans to end global poverty, perception of Africa must change

The articles below, along with featured studies, press releases, videos and more, are also posted on our Media & Resources page. UN Warns 25 pct of world land degraded but farm production… Read more »

7 Billion and Counting - Notable Quotes on the Growing Global Population

Many public and private sector leaders around the world have commented on the United Nations’ recent announcement that the global population has reached seven billion people. Below is a sample… Read more »

Global Population Hits 7 Billion, Raising Urgency of Addressing Hunger and Food Security

With the global population now at seven billion, the urgency of addressing global hunger and food security is greater than ever. In response to the new population statistics released today… Read more »

Voice of America

GHI Trade Issue Brief Sparks Interview with Voice of America

TransFarm Africa Director Katrin Kuhlman: “Trade Barriers Impede Food Security” As a result of GHI’s May 9 issue brief release, “Removing Barriers to Global and Regional Trade in Agriculture,” Voice of… Read more »

Global Harvest Initiative Calls For The Removal of Trade Barriers in Policy Paper Addressing Global Hunger and Food Security

On May 9, the Global Harvest Initiative published the second of five issue briefs outlining policies to sustainably increase the rate of agricultural productivity and address hunger and food security… Read more »

The Link Between Food Prices and Political Unrest

In the Wall Street Journal blog series ‘Number of the Week’, reporter Mark Whitehouse outlines the findings of a report by International Monetary Fund economists Rabah Arezki and Markus Brueckner,… Read more »

Ag Day 2011 – An Opportunity for New Leadership in Agriculture

By: Dr. William Lesher, Executive Director of Global Harvest Initiative *This post originally appeared in the official Ag Day blog on February 28, 2011. We can all learn from the impressive… Read more »

Agriculture a Major Focus at the 2011 World Economic Forum

At the 2011 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, global industry leaders presented a report entitled: “Realizing The New Vision for Agriculture: A roadmap for stakeholders,” an action agenda designed to… Read more »