May 16, 2016
Drawing on the unique academic, research and leadership capabilities of public research universities, the Assn. of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) convened a new commission, The Challenge of Change: Engaging Public Universities to Feed the World, to address growing domestic and global food security challenges and ensure universal food security by 2050.
May 16, 2016
Top agronomists at Purdue University will be part of a new nationwide higher education task force on food security. The Association of Public and Land Grant Universities is putting together the 31-member commission, which aims to ensure that the world's rapidly growing population has enough to eat.
May 13, 2016
This week a new commission to address world food security began its work. The commission called The Challenge of Change: Engaging Public Universities to Feed the World was appointed by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Purdue Agriculture is one of three appointments from Purdue. He told HAT the commission has the important task of identifying efforts public universities should develop to bring us to a point of global food security by 2050.
June 17, 2015
Hunger and food insecurity are problems that are at once global and local. To be sure, relatively affluent nations like the U.S. face far less dire circumstances than do regions of the world like Sub-Saharan Africa.