Welcome to the Purdue Center for Global Food Security
In the dawn of the 21st century, we have entered a new era in global food security concerns. The world population has risen to over six billion and is expected to grow to nine billion by the year 2050. Achieving food security for so many people has only become more difficult in recent years due to a combination of interconnected scientific, economic, social, political, and environmental factors. Purdue's Center for Global Food Security (PCGFS) is taking up these challenges, helping to ensure that we have enough food, feed and fuel for the 21st century and beyond.
U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security
The third annual U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security was held on Purdue's West Lafayette campus from June 8-20, 2014. Twenty-nine graduate students from twenty-two U.S. universities came together to develop an holistic understanding of the conceptual challenges around global food security through lectures, practicums, farm visits, and group projects. Special guest speakers included Julie Borlaug (Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture), Julie Howard (USAID), Connie Veillette (The Lugar Center), Suresh Babu (IFPRI), and Jonathan Gressel (Weizmann Institute of Science).
Food Security News
April 29, 2014
A Purdue University research center committed to helping the next generation strengthen international development and solve the global food insecurity problem is awarding $608,341 in grants to graduate students at 19 U.S. universities.Read Full Story
July 30, 2013
In 1970 Norman E. Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for a lifetime of work to feed a hungry world. Dr. Borlaug's research in new disease-resistant wheat varieties and improved crop management practices transformed agricultural production in MRead Full Story
July 12, 2013
Graduate students from across the country gathered at Purdue University for the two-week Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security. Thirty-five students, including five from Purdue, took part in the institute to learn about the challenges faciRead Full Story
A commentary authored by Gebisa Ejeta and Joachim von Braun. The Next Generation: Confronting the Hunger Challenges of Tomorrow October 12-14, 2011
Gebisa Ejeta moderates the African Presidential Leadership Roundtable at the 2011 Borlaug Dialogue Save the date: Informal Institutions and Intractable Problems Workshop This international workshop (April 16-17, 2012) will seek new perspectives from the latest research on “informal institutions,” such as social and ethical norms, in shaping policy design, adoption, and implementation with a focus on three “intractable” problems in particular that have confounded policy makers for decades: food security, women’s rights, and climate change. For more information, email@example.com
Purdue World Food Prize LaureatesGebisa Ejeta The 2009 World Food Prize was awarded to Dr. Ejeta of Ethiopia, whose sorghum hybrids resistant to drought and the devastating Striga weed have dramatically increased the production and availability of one of the world's five principal grains, enhancing the food supply of hundreds of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. Philip E. Nelson 2007 World Food Prize was awarded to Dr. Nelson for his innovative breakthrough technologies which have revolutionized the food industry, particularly in the area of large-scale storage and transportation of fresh fruit and vegetables using bulk aseptic food processing. The aseptic bulk processing and packaging technology pioneered by Nelson can be found in almost every country in the world. Food Security A journal for the science, sociology and economics of food production and access to food.
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