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Union of Concerned Scientists: Leveling the Fields for People of Color

Monday, June 22, 2020

The World Food Policy Center supports the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Heal Food Alliance policy brief detailing concrete approaches for improving farming opportunities for Black people, indigenous people, and other people of color (BIPOC). Download Policy Brief: Leveling the Fields -... read more about Union of Concerned Scientists: Leveling the Fields for People of Color »


COVID-19 and Global Food Security

COVID-19 and Global Food Security

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Dr. Sarah Bermeo (Duke Center for International Development) and Dr. Kelly Brownell (World Food Policy Center) talk to Dr. Johan Swinnen, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) about the impact of COVID-19 on efforts to address food security and malnutrition in... read more about COVID-19 and Global Food Security »


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Putting Information in Parents’ Hands

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Developing an Open Access Tool for Early Childhood Services in Durham, NC Ask an early childhood advocate about the importance of the early years and you may be listening for hours. By shaping a child’s future cognitive, emotional and health outcomes, the early years have profound importance to... read more about Putting Information in Parents’ Hands »


Equitable Food Oriented Develoment

EFOD Collaborative Now Accepting Letters of Intent for Pilot EFOD Funding

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The WFPC is pleased to support the efforts of the EFOD Collaborative, a group of organizations leading a movement towards equitable food oriented development. EFOD is an approach to community-based development that celebrates food culture and creates equity. The Equitable Food Oriented... read more about EFOD Collaborative Now Accepting Letters of Intent for Pilot EFOD Funding »


FCWA Call for Action

The Clash of For-Profit Enterprise, Pandemic Risks, and Food Supply Workers

Friday, May 1, 2020

Today, May Day 2020, food chain businesses across the US are experiencing protests, work slow-downs and organized sick days. The range of protests are designed to draw attention to the most vulnerable workers in the food chain. A key organizer, Food Chain Workers Alliance (FCWA), is advocating for... read more about The Clash of For-Profit Enterprise, Pandemic Risks, and Food Supply Workers »


Rural Resilience Training Program Addresses Farm and Ranch Stress

Rural Resilience Training Program Addresses Farm and Ranch Stress

Thursday, April 16, 2020

As people around the country look for big and small ways to help their neighbors through the uncertainty that has come with COVID-19, the Rural Resilience Training Program, now available at no cost for all Farm Bureau members and staff, is a chance to do just that.   Developed by... read more about Rural Resilience Training Program Addresses Farm and Ranch Stress »


FAQs on Pandemic-EBTand Coronavirus Response-SNAP

FAQs on Pandemic-EBTand Coronavirus Response-SNAP

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides temporary new authority and broad flexibility for the USDA and states to adapt SNAP to address many people’s food needs during the current public health and economic emergency triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. FFCRA was signed on... read more about FAQs on Pandemic-EBTand Coronavirus Response-SNAP »


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Tracking Grocers’ Response to the Coronavirus

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

GroceryDive is capturing the changing policies of major food retailers, from store hours to paid sick leave, as the grocery industry adapts to the rapidly spreading COVID-19. Each day, retailers are announcing changes to their operations, from reduced hours to paid sick leave. All have implemented... read more about Tracking Grocers’ Response to the Coronavirus »


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Addressing Childhood Hunger During Pandemic

Friday, April 3, 2020

School districts can keep providing their students with healthy meals over the spring break, even while they are closed for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, these meals help kids stay healthy and ready to learn when school resumes. They also help families stretch their food budget by... read more about Addressing Childhood Hunger During Pandemic »


Wild bees are more prolific than you might think

Ditch the Lawn, Save the Wild Bees

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

What an average person knows about bees would not go far in a trivia contest. Most people don’t know that honeybees were imported from Europe to what would become the United States in the early 1600s for honey, wax, medicinal pollen, and extra income on smallholder farms. Most eaters also don’t... read more about Ditch the Lawn, Save the Wild Bees »


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