Global Food Security Project
The CSIS Global Food Security Project provides long-term, strategic guidance to policy makers to ensure that U.S. foreign assistance programs are efficient, effective, and sustainable. The project studies and highlights the impact of global food security on critical U.S. strategic interests, such as political stability and economic prosperity, through desk and field research, analytic publications, and public and private events.
By engaging and collaborating with thought leaders in Washington, DC and beyond, the project aims to increase the level of dialogue surrounding challenges to food security and to help develop both the policy solutions and political will to address them. Analyzing President Obama’s legacy in food security and creating a roadmap for the next administration are important aspects of the project’s goal to strengthen and sustain U.S. leadership in food security and agricultural development.
CSIS has been leading research and discussion on global food security since the 2008 food price shock, which triggered widespread civil unrest. In response to the food crisis, CSIS created a task force on global food security and released its first major report to address the worsening food volatility and to call on stronger U.S. leadership. Past work has emphasized the importance of achieving long-term global food security by investing in agricultural research and development, engaging the private sector, and creating favorable trade and investment climates. The project has evolved to also focus on the nexus between food security and national security, the role of technology to increase production, the importance of integrating nutrition, and how enabling environments foster economic growth.
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