Over the course of nearly four decades, beginning in the 1940s, annual crop yields surged in poor countries around the world. Between 1960 and 1985 cereal yields, total cereal production, and total food production in developing countries all more than doubled. Dubbed the “Green Revolution” by an American foreignaid official, this historic transformation of traditional farming methods began with a single public-private experiment with Mexican wheat. It quickly spread to corn, beans, and rice, rippling across hundreds of millions of cultivated acres throughout Latin America and Asia. The change was particularly pronounced— life-altering and frequently lifesaving— on the small farms where nearly half a billion of the world’s poorest people made their living.
Food SecurityThis new report explains that despite economic growth in in the Horn and Sahel regions of Africa, the risk of acute food crises is likely to increase.
Food SecurityWe invite all innovators, practitioners, students, experts, journalists, activists, content-creators, communicators, and any tweeps interested in this issue.
ResilienceBuilding resilience means addressing the immediate causes of vulnerability,food insecurity and malnutrition, while building the capacity of people and their governments to better manage underlying risks to their lives and livelihoods. We can no longer divide development from humanitarian action.
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