Center for Global Food Security

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 fourth annual U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security was held on Purdue's West Lafayette campus from June 7-19, 2015. Forty graduate students from twenty-three 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), Susan Owens (USAID), Suresh Babu (IFPRI), Jonathan Gressel (Weizmann Institute of Science), and Ambassador Kenneth Quinn (The World Food Prize Foundation).

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Gerald D. & Edna E. Mann Hall, Rm 105
203 S. Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971

Gebisa Ejeta

Gary Burniske
Managing Director

Pamela McClure
Program Coordinator

Patrick Slack
Food Security Program Analyst

Angela Dillworth
Administrative Assistant

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