John Deere Foundation’s $2.5 Million Grant Helps African Farmers by Creating a Sustainable Framework for Increased Food Security

The John Deere Foundation is helping to provide access to financial services for farmers in Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda and Uganda with a $2.5 million grant to Opportunity International’s “Banking… Read more »

New Report Finds $90B Annual Agricultural Investment Gap

Enhanced Private Sector Involvement Required To Meet Needs of 9 Billion By 2050 On June 27, the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) released its final policy issue brief which estimates a… Read more »

Former Presidents of Brazil, Ghana Honored as 2011 World Food Prize Laureates

John Agyekum Kufuor, former president of Ghana, and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil have both been honored as 2011 World Food Prize Laureates for their successful… Read more »

Global Harvest Initiative Issue Brief: Embracing Science-Based Technologies Critical to Increase Agricultural Productivity and Enhance Global Food Security

On June 13, the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) published a new policy issue brief which highlights the importance of science-based technologies in sustainably addressing the mounting challenges of global hunger… Read more »

What Will it Take to Feed 9 Billion People by 2050?

At an event today, the DuPont Advisory Committee on Agriculture, Innovation and Productivity for the 21st Century released a report concluding that, in order to feed the anticipated population of 9… Read more »

Global Harvest Initiative Calls for Streamlined and Strengthened Development Assistance Programs to Increase Agricultural Productivity, Address Food Security

On May 31, The Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) published its latest issue brief outlining recommendations to optimize and leverage development assistance programs in order to address global hunger and food… Read more »

Gates, Shah, Vilsack Discuss Global Food Security

On May 24th, the Global Harvest Initiative attended the Global Agricultural Development Symposium, sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. The event brought in several notable speakers and panelists… Read more »

Former UN Secretary-General Annan: “Only Way to Reduce Hunger is to Increase Food Production”

In an April, 2011 interview with the Financial Times, Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Founder of the Alliance for a Green Revolution… Read more »

33% of the World’s Food Wasted

Approximately 33% of the world’s food is wasted according to a recent study by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This equates to approximately 1.3 billion tons of food… 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 »