PCGFS Student Innovation Grants
January 29, 2014
The Purdue Center for Global Food Security (PCGFS) announces a new grant competition for undergraduate students. The PCGFS Student Innovation Grants support undergraduate students in any academic discipline working in teams to develop a technology or program that may render creative solutions to a vexing food security problem for stressed communities in a developing country or for programs that support food insecure communities within the state of Indiana. Two grants of $10,000 each for international projects and two grants of $3,000 each for local projects will be awarded. To carry innovations forward, students must commit to entering their projects in subsequent national or international innovation grant competitions.
The Purdue Center for Global Food Security thanks the Deans of each of Purdue's Colleges for their financial contributions which made the Student Innovation Grants possible.
December 1, 2014
In February, Purdue University junior John Baier knew he wanted to do something to make a positive impact on campus. He just wasn't sure what. That's when Mel Gruver, assistant dean of civic engagement and leadership development at Purdue, floated the idea of establishing a campus food pantry catering to students and employees.Read Full Story
November 18, 2014
Building partnerships and networking among food security professionals is an intended good of the Purdue University U.S. Borlaug Fellows program to ensure collective capacity within each country and beyond. In addition to the in-country networking, the fellowship serves as a great opportunity for networking among peers in the international agricultural development field.Read Full Story
November 10, 2014
Human civilisation is facing a complex and growing list of interrelated grand challenges in the 21st century. The population of the world has grown at an alarming rate, with current population estimated at seven billion and projected to stabilise at around nine and one-half billion by 2050 and beyond. The prevailing narrative is that we will need to increase food production by about 70% over current levels to feed a fast growing world population.Read Full Story