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The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922, is an independent, non-partisan organization committed to educating the public—and influencing the public discourse—on global issues of the day. The Council provides a forum in Chicago for world leaders, policymakers, and other experts to speak to its members and the public on these issues. Long known for its public opinion surveys of American views on foreign policy, The Chicago Council also brings together stakeholders to examine issues and offer policy insight into areas such as global agriculture, the global economy, global energy, global cities, global security, and global immigration.

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News from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

The World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today reaffirmed their commitment to help farmers become the drivers of the global agricultural agenda.
Posted: December 13, 2018, 11:00 pm
The world must scale up the response to climate change, particularly in agricultural sectors, FAO Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo said at the UN Climate Conference today. It will require investing in multi-sectoral policy design, implementation design, people, data, innovations and leadership.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 11:00 pm
Seeing both forests and trees is about to get easier, thanks to a new open-access tool developed by NASA and FAO, with support from the Google Earth Engine Team and the US Government’s SilvaCarbon Program - allowing anyone to track land-use and landscape changes anywhere.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 10:00 am
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today warned of increased conflict and hunger if climate change is left unabated. He made the remarks at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2018 panel discussion on how to solve the climate crisis, with 2007 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former US Vice-President Al Gore.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 11:00 pm

WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

The port of Hodeidah is Yemen’s lifeline and the only way that food and fuel get into the country. Yemen imports 90 percent of its food needs.
Author: WFP
Posted: December 12, 2018, 11:00 pm
UN agencies warn that an urgent scale up of humanitarian assistance is needed to save lives
Author: WFP
Posted: December 8, 2018, 8:58 am
NAIROBI – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing US$14.3 million (1.4 billion Kenyan shillings) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance to more than 400,000 refugees living in northern Kenya.
Author: WFP
Posted: December 7, 2018, 8:17 am
Rapidly worsening food insecurity situation threatens nearly 20 million people in Yemen, according to the latest Integrated food security Phase Classification (I.P.C.) analysis, which is released today by the Government of Yemen, United Nations and humanitarian partners. The World Food Programme continues to press for sustained access to all areas of Yemen.
Author: WFP
Posted: December 6, 2018, 3:54 pm