College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Food Security

Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, 2009 World Food Prize Winner, 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...

UMD Program Shares National Award for Work in Afghanistan

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –Faculty members from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland were part of a team honored this month with a prestigious award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for their involvement in a project aimed at improving the lives of...

AGNR Partners with Hunger U to Combat Global Food Crisis

The article below was published in The Diamondback on Tuesday, October 8: Editor's note: a source's last name has been withheld for privacy reasons. On Wednesday, the sidewalk in front of Cole Field House is reserved for organic fruits and vegetables at the weekly farmers market. Yesterday, however...


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