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Jul 2017
The Ohio State University’s Global One Health initiative is the result of a deliberate strategy to improve lives by recognizing connections and breaking down silos, internally and externally. Ohio State’s collaborations incorporate a One Health philosophy that integrates individuals and organizations for optimizing the health of humans, animals and the environment.

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Jul 2017
Follow the Tomato, a service-learning course offered through the College of Social Work, is a class offered to students interested in learning about food security issues and the social, economic, health, and environmental consequences related to the food system.

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Jul 2017
The northeastern U.S., comprising 12 states from Maine to West Virginia and the District of Columbia, is home to more than 21 percent of the nation’s population, but only 6 percent of the nation’s farmland. More than 7 million Northeast residents l do not have adequate access to an affordable food supply. These circumstances prompted research into whether greater reliance on regionally produced food could improve food access in low-income communities while also benefiting farmers, actors in the food supply chain, and others in the food system.

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Jul 2017
Texas A&M University is working to generate a culture of peace in violent neighborhoods. The university’s Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev) leads research and development initiatives to address the drivers of conflict around the world, including food insecurity and youth unemployment.

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Jul 2017
One of the most important problems of our time concern global climate change and its impacts on our environment. Texas Tech University led an effort to develop a feature-length, science-based documentary film chronicling the impact of global climate change on arctic soils and ecosystems of Alaska.

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Jul 2017
The University of Vermont—a leader in food systems research, teaching, and outreach—is the first and only institution in the U.S. to offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in food systems. The program prepares students to address some of the most challenging problems within food systems, from building climate change resilience and reducing food waste, to exploring equitable distribution and fair labor practices.

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Jul 2017
FRI’s reach extends well beyond campus boundaries through industry partnerships, especially with its 40 sponsor companies.

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Jul 2017
The question of how to sustainably produce food to meet the needs of the growing population is driving a new wave of research at the University of Guelph in Canada. The founding premise of Food From Thought is the concern that while we work to produce enough food for a growing human population, we must also sustain the earth’s ecosystems.

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Jul 2017
The Universidad Veracruzana, along with other public universities in Mexico, are finding ways to address challenges such as climate change, declining fresh water supplies, and food insecurity through new transdisciplinary programs that train students.

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Jun 2017
AgReach has grown out of several USAID and Feed the Future (FtF) projects, which began in 2010 with the Modernizing Agriculture and Extension Services (MEAS) project. Through collaboration with public and private institutions, governments, and nongovernmental organizations, these projects have transformed extension into more demand-driven, gender responsive, and nutrition-sensitive systems through building local capacity and applying research-based program designs, which ultimately serve millions of smallholder farmers.

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