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New Research Study Analysis: Systemic Change Urgently Needed in the U.S. Emergency Food System

New Research Study Analysis: Systemic Change Urgently Needed in the U.S. Emergency Food System

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

WhyHunger and Duke University World Food Policy Center Release Full Results and Analysis of the Pandemic Impact on Hunger Relief Organizations Study Release prepared by WhyHunger.org New York (May 11, 2022) — Hunger relief organizations and the U.S. emergency feeding... read more about New Research Study Analysis: Systemic Change Urgently Needed in the U.S. Emergency Food System  »


Summer Research Assistant for the Duke World Food Policy Center (WFPC)

Summer Research Assistant for the Duke World Food Policy Center (WFPC)

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Summer Research Assistant for the Duke World Food Policy Center (WFPC) Summer 2022 Supervisor: Sarah Zoubek, Associate Director. Position Description This person will work with Dr. Norbert Wilson and the WFPC associate director to provide research support and project management on... read more about Summer Research Assistant for the Duke World Food Policy Center (WFPC) »


Zuckerman talks Food Justice for Food at Duke's Campus Food Security Symposium

Zuckerman talks Food Justice for Food at Duke's Campus Food Security Symposium

Friday, March 18, 2022

The Duke World Food Policy Center's Director of Strategic Initiatives - Jen Zuckerman - spoke at the Third Campus Food Security Symposium at Duke University, organized by the Campus Pantry Collaborative on March 18, 2022. Her presentation, titled Why Food Justice for Food Security?, framed food... read more about Zuckerman talks Food Justice for Food at Duke's Campus Food Security Symposium »


Norbert Wilson

Wilson Appointed to lead Duke World Food Policy Center in July 2022

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Norbert L. W. Wilson, professor of food, economics and community in the Duke Divinity School, will become the new director of the World Food Policy Center (WFPC) and also professor of public policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University as of July 1, Dean Judith Kelley announced... read more about Wilson Appointed to lead Duke World Food Policy Center in July 2022 »


Duke Part of NSF-Funded National Research Network to Address the Challenge of Reducing Wasted Food

Duke Part of NSF-Funded National Research Network to Address the Challenge of Reducing Wasted Food

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

In the United States, 40 percent of all food produced is never eaten, resulting in lost resources, economic costs to businesses and households, decreased food security and negative climate impacts. As the U.S. moves toward an ambitious goal to significantly reduce food waste by 2030, American... read more about Duke Part of NSF-Funded National Research Network to Address the Challenge of Reducing Wasted Food »


Norbert L. W. Wilson

Norbert Wilson Selected President-Elect of Agricultural & Applied Economics Association

Thursday, July 29, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Norbert Wilson, our Director of Food and Agriculture Policy, was selected as President Elect of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). He begins his leadership term in August 2021. AAEA is the leading professional association for... read more about Norbert Wilson Selected President-Elect of Agricultural & Applied Economics Association »


WFPC Featured in Nordic Food Policy Lab for Innovative Policy Methods

WFPC Featured in Nordic Food Policy Lab for Innovative Policy Methods

Monday, June 28, 2021

Where are the bold policies to follow, support or even lead the transition to a healthier and more sustainable food system? Duke's World Food Policy Center is among 11 organizations featured in the Nordic Food Policy Lab's Setting the Table 2021 publication in recognition of innovative approaches... read more about WFPC Featured in Nordic Food Policy Lab for Innovative Policy Methods »


Civil Eats - Will the U.S. Finally Take a Holistic Approach to Ending Child Hunger?

Will the U.S. Finally Take a Holistic Approach to Ending Child Hunger?

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Spurred by the pandemic and the Biden administration’s priorities, a new federal paradigm may be emerging to ensure equitable access to healthy meals. Over the last 18 months, an alarming rise in child hunger—over 17 million children did not have consistent access to enough food in 2020—caught... read more about Will the U.S. Finally Take a Holistic Approach to Ending Child Hunger? »


WFPC Contributes to North Carolina State Health Improvement Plan

WFPC Contributes to North Carolina State Health Improvement Plan

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper presents NC's first comprehensive state health improvement plan incorporating the principles of results-based accountability and the technology of Clear Impact Scorecard. The 2020 North Carolina State Health Improvement Plan operationalizes the priorities... read more about WFPC Contributes to North Carolina State Health Improvement Plan »


New research highlights a shifting priority at food banks: tackling the root causes of food insecurity

New research highlights a shifting priority at food banks: tackling the root causes of food insecurity

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Food banks and pantries saw a surge of need during the pandemic. To keep helping effectively, they’ll have to address systemic shortfalls. Starting in late March 2020, food banks, pantries, and other charitable food organizations experienced a sharp surge in need. That’s around the... read more about New research highlights a shifting priority at food banks: tackling the root causes of food insecurity »


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