RAF: U.S. Borlaug Fellowship for Global Food Security

Request for Applications (RFA) Request for Applications This RFA solicits applications to support U.S. students conducting research on topics related to the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative – Feed the Future (FTF). All topics that relate to food security (e.g., agriculture, nutrition, ecological resources, poverty) and are linked to the research strategies of the Feed the Future initiative are admissible. …

Why I feel the United Nations has failed the Syrian people?

By: Jenkins Macedo, Editor/Founder, INDESEEM; Date: 02.28.2016 The US and Russia has finally decided that they can settle their selfish difference over their so-called national security interests in Syria and the rest of the region, after a recent report suggests that over 250,000 people have been killed since the Syrian war started about 5 years ago. Whenever I see images of the …

Food security: Asia’s critical balancing act

  Authors: R. Quentin Grafton ; John Williams, ANU, and Qiang Jiang, Sichuan University. Date: February 2, 2016 Asia’s food systems are under an unprecedented confluence of pressures. Balancing future food demand and supply in ways that protect the most vulnerable, while also being sustainable, must be a first order policy priority. Demand for food is driven by population and …

USDA seeks proposals for market-based wetland protection systems

  By United States Department of Agriculture February 02, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the establishment of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Wetland Mitigation Banking Program, made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill. Through the program, NRCS will provide $9 million to help states, local governments or other qualified partners develop wetland mitigation banks that restore, create, …