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The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) recently issued a new report, The Way Forward: A Reform Agenda for 2014 and Beyond. This policy paper is the first major product of a reformulated MFAN, and it underscores the core mission of the organization. MFAN was formed in 2008 as a coalition of organizations and leading think tanks that work with or frequently intersect U.S. development programs. MFAN functions as an advocate for policies that make U.S. foreign assistance more effective and transparent... Read More
Global food security is indeed a complex issue. If you are unfamiliar with it or wonder what it really means, we encourage you to read a brief overview of the problem on the Global Food Security tab of our webpage. Because numerous hurdles and complexities exacerbate the challenge of achieving a food secure world, we have developed a new set of documents we are calling Resources for Researchers that we hope may better inform policy-makers, educators and citizens about the issue. With this effort, we hope to live up to our mandate to bring evidence to bear on difficult issues confronting the United States and the world.... Read More
The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 5th Assessment presents some dire warnings for agriculture. The IPCC makes clear that climate change is already affecting agriculture and that its effects will be felt by rich and poor nations alike. Some regions are already seeing declines in wheat and maize yields. Further decreases are projected globally to grow by 2% each decade by 2030.... Read More