College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Hunger

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...

Maryland 4-H Student Talks Poverty with President Obama

On April 13th, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack selected eight 4-H students from across the nation to talk to President Barack Obama about issues of child hunger and poverty, giving voice to the nation’s youth as a part of the White House Rural Council’s latest initiative. Alongside students...

Taking a “Crunch” out of Childhood Hunger

At approximately 9:15 AM on March 25th, over 800,000 Maryland students simultaneously chomped down on apples to raise awareness for childhood hunger, taking part in the statewide movement, “Hear the Maryland Crunch.” Specifically, at Rogers Heights Elementary in Bladensburg, MD, students were...

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...

Feeding the Future Forum

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on the planet. How will we grow the food we’ll need on the land we have? This Washington Post forum will convene agriculture experts, policy makers and business leaders who are working on innovative methods and cutting-edge technologies that will define the...

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...

AGNR Hosts Hunger U on Campus

Monday, October 7, 2013 to Tuesday, October 8, 2013
In front of Cole Field House (Farmers' Market location)
Hunger is the #1 killer in the world today. That’s why the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) is teaming up with HungerU , to host the HungerU Tour on the College Park campus October 7 & 8. HungerU is a special project of the Farm Journal Foundation’s Farmers Feeding the World...

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’...
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