College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Food Security

Student vs. Sous Chef

How do you think a college student would fare in a head-to-head cooking competition against a professional chef? No contest, right? But what if you threw out the commercial-grade cookware and appliances and limited the equipment to dorm fridges and microwaves? And what if the ingredients were the...

UMD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Launches Initiative to Combat World Hunger and Food Insecurity

COLLEGE PARK ‒ The University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) is working at the forefront of solving one of the most pressing global challenges ‒ how do we feed a rapidly growing population and ensure equitable access to healthy, nutritious food? With a projected...

Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, 2009 World Food Prize Laureate, the Keynote Speaker for October 4th Summit - Global Challenges: Building Healthy Food Systems

Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Purdue University
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is hosting its first-ever AGNR Cornerstone Event , a nod to the college’s history as the University's founding institution. On October 4th, the Stamp Student Union will be buzzing with faculty, staff, students, and public stakeholders at a major...

Global Challenges: Building Healthy Food Systems

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Stamp Student Union
Please join the college of AGNR for a celebration and examination of research in food and nutritional safety and security. Featuring a keynote from Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, the 2009 World Food Prize winner, this day-long event will provide opportunities to build partnerships and foster innovation...

ROOTS Africa Students and Faculty Head to Liberia to Inspire Agricultural and Economic Growth

Cedric Nwafor with kids in Liberia
ROOTS Africa, a student-led organization with the goal to fight poverty and hunger in rural Africa through innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable agricultural practices, traveled to Liberia over spring break to implement training and educational programs they have been organizing since last...

Animal and Avian Sciences Professor Receives $1 Million to Advance Animal Well-Being and the Poultry Industry

Broiler chickens eating poultry feed
Dr. Tom Porter, Professor in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, is tackling many major global issues as a leader in poultry research with two new grants from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) totaling $1 million. He will be...

Food Security and Climate Change in Colombia

Farming in Colombia
Food security and climate change are two very dire issues confronting the world today, especially given that so many people still live in rural areas where their livelihoods depend on agriculture. The United Nations recently set a Sustainable Development Goal to end all forms of hunger and...

Focus on Food in Ghana

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science is leading a charge to get University of Maryland students involved in food security issues in Africa, more specifically, in the country of Ghana. Ghana was selected as a focus country for Feed the Future – the U.S. government’s global hunger and food...

Feed the Future & Food Security in Africa: A Case Study on Ghana

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Charles Carroll Room, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Ghana in West Africa has been selected as a UMD NFSC Study Abroad program for May 2015. The country was first the first in Africa to achieve independence from the British rule in 1957 and also the first country in Africa to receive Peace Corps volunteers in 1961. Currently, the country is also a...


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