U.S. Government, University Partnerships Critical To Improving Global Food Security
Agri-Pulse: Opinion: University of Illinois Leading the Way in Global Food Security
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and Peter Goldsmith, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois
“…To improve food security in sub-Saharan Africa and many other regions of the world, agricultural production systems need to be transformed. With widespread support, the University of Illinois and the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) are championing efforts to improve the way we produce, enhance, and deliver technologies needed to improve our food systems. … Research … is necessary if we are to feed the world by 2050 … It is critical that the U.S. government and our land grant universities continue to partner and to lead on global food security and nutrition programs. Through this collaboration, we can lift hundreds of millions of people out of conditions of poverty and hunger, and we can develop new political partnerships and markets for U.S. agriculture and other products in fast-growing developing countries across the globe” (9/10).