College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Food Security

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...

Fight against Hunger Heads to UMD

Hunger is the world's #1 killer. With the global population projected to expand to 9 billion people by 2050, it will be up to the leaders of tomorrow – students right here at the University of Maryland – to create innovative, sustainable solutions that meet the challenge of feeding our world. That’...

WATCH: Women of UME Featured on TERPVISION

A University of Maryland Extension (UME) project that aims to empower women in Afghanistan by teaching them to grow and sell their own food was featured in the latest episode of TERPVISION, produced by the University of Maryland. Watch the full piece here: Click here to read more about the UME...

UMD Hall of Fame Alum Lectures on "Food as the New Oil"

For its inaugural Distinguished Lecture Series, the University of Maryland Council on the Environment featured world-renowned environmental analyst Lester Brown, a UMD Hall of Fame alum who received a master’s degree in agricultural economics from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources...

Empowering Women in the War Zone

Volatile and war-torn Afghanistan, where security issues continue to pose a serious threat, is probably not high on many people’s lists of tourist destinations. But when four female members with University of Maryland Extension (UME) heard about a project proposal designed to empower women in this...
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