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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 »


Food and Agriculture -  Who We Feed and How We Farm: Beyond Talking Points

Food & Agriculture: Who We Feed and How We Farm - Beyond Talking Points

Friday, May 21, 2021

What are the downstream environmental justice impacts from farming and agriculture? This video features experts who discuss key policy considerations for food & agriculture. The Biden administration has made clear its goals to address the climate crisis. A key component in tackling climate... read more about Food & Agriculture: Who We Feed and How We Farm - Beyond Talking Points »


Hunger relief organizations say pandemic revealed systemic flaws

Hunger relief organizations say pandemic revealed systemic flaws

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Safety constraints related to the coronavirus pandemic forced hunger relief organizations to eliminate key operations over the last year, including community meals and school-related programs, even as they struggled to meet increased demand for their services, according to a survey released... read more about Hunger relief organizations say pandemic revealed systemic flaws »


Food Insecurity Linked to High Levels of Honduran Migration

Food Insecurity Linked to High Levels of Honduran Migration

Thursday, April 15, 2021

A decrease in rainfall in parts of Honduras is linked to an increase in migration from those areas, according to an analysis of family units apprehended at the U.S. southern border between 2012 and 2019. The data identifies the Honduran cities and departments of birth for approximately 320,... read more about Food Insecurity Linked to High Levels of Honduran Migration »


Eboni Mincey pays for her groeries at Piggly Wiggly in Birmingham, ALa. by Stephen Bisha WBHM

Louisiana Axed The Grocery Tax, But Mississippi And Alabama Won’t Give It Up

Monday, April 12, 2021

Article and podcast excerpt:  Legislative sessions most years bring a bipartisan chorus decrying the grocery tax as a cruel burden for low-income families, who are disproportionately people of color. And yet the tax remains untouched in Mississippi and Alabama. Along with South Dakota,... read more about Louisiana Axed The Grocery Tax, But Mississippi And Alabama Won’t Give It Up »


Politics and science are at odds with each other in this pandemic.Image by Stuart Patience

So the Next Crisis Won't Turn into a Castrophe

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Politics and science are at odds with each other in this pandemic. What has to change? This article looks at how the world has grappled with the pandemic - and particularly the "gap between what science knows and what politics makes of it."  The Republik explores past examples of how... read more about So the Next Crisis Won't Turn into a Castrophe »


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