Reset the Table

2020 has been a year of reckoning for the global food security community. Covid-19 is front and center: hunger is spiking in vulnerable communities hit hardest by the health and economic crises. But predating the pandemic are long-term trends that paint a bleak picture: we are losing the global fight against hunger and malnutrition. 

Now is the time to reassess. The causes and measures of hunger, malnutrition, and sustainable food systems are evolving. While our current challenges call for new approaches, the United States has retreated from its longtime role as a global leader in agriculture and food security.

CSIS is pleased to introduce Reset the Table, a project targeting today’s challenges to global food security and calling for renewed U.S. leadership at the table. Reset the Table aims to bring in new information, new themes, and new voices to find solutions to today’s challenges. We welcome you to pull up a seat and add your own voice to our discussions.

Week One: Trade

Week Two: Nutrition

Week Three: Water

September 30, 2020 | Peter McCornick, Aaron Salzberg

Expanding food production is critical to sustaining human health, economic productivity, and overall peace and security. How can the U.S. government integrate water into all our efforts to ensure food security?


Week Six: Humanitarian Assistance