The tipping point to ending hunger




Now that you have made a commitment to advocacy and leadership to the eradication of domestic and world hunger, now is the time for you to join with students from all over the world to engage your college or university in the PUSH campaign.

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Over 100 presidents/chancellors from six continents have signed the PUSH Commitment, establishing a framework for collaboration and a blueprint for action to achieve food and nutrition security. Join our global movement.

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Signatories to date

Adekunle Ajasin University (Nigeria) • American University of Beirut (Lebanon) • Auburn University • Baldwin Wallace University • Bastyr University • Baylor University • Bergen Community College • Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalay (India) • Bowling Green State University • California Polytechnic State University • Católica del Norte Fundación Universitaria (Columbia) • Central Washington University • Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) • Clemson University • College of Saint Elizabeth • Coppin State University • Cornell University • Culinary Institute of America • Dakota Wesleyan University • Dordt College • Fresno State University • Goucher College • Independence Community College • Institut Agronomique et Veterinaire Hassan II (Morocco) • International University of Rabat (Morocco) • Iowa State University • Kansas State University • Lancaster University  McDaniel College • Michigan State University • Mississippi State University • Monmouth College • Montana State University • Morgan State University • North Carolina Central University • North Dakota State University • Penn State University • Point University • Stenden University (Bali) • Stenden University (Netherlands) • Stenden University (Qatar) • Stenden University (South Africa) • Stenden University (Thailand) • Sul Ross State University • Swedish University of Agricultural Science • Texas A & M University • The Ohio State University • The Pennsylvania State University • Troy University • Tufts University • Tuskegee University • Universidad Nacional de Agricultura (Honduras) • Université Internationale de Rabat (Morocco) • University of Alabama • University of Albany – SUNY • University of Arkansas • University of California, Berkley • University of California, Davis • University of California, Irvine • University of California, Los Angeles • University of California, Merced • University of California, Riverside • University of California, San Diego • University of California, San Francisco • University of California, Santa Barbara • University of California, Santa Cruz • University College of London • University of Dayton • University of Guelph (Canada) • University of Illinois System • University of Illinois at Chicago • University of Illinois at Springfield • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign • University of Kansas • University of Kentucky • University of Maryland, Eastern Shore • University of Miami • University of Minnesota • University of Missouri — Columbia • University of Missouri – Kansas City • University of Missouri – Rolla • University of Missouri – St. Louis • University of Nebraska – Lincoln • University of Nevada, Reno • University of New Hampshire • University of Southern Mississippi • University of Science (Malaysia) • University of Tennessee • Utah State University • Walsh University • Western University (Canada) • Widener University • William V.S. Tubman University (Liberia) • Zamorano University (Honduras)

About the PUSH Commitment

Although the world as a whole has made dramatic progress against hunger and malnutrition in recent years, a shocking percentage in every nation of the world continues to struggle with food insecurity. Significant strides are still needed in areas such as agricultural productivity, nutrition assistance, public policy, and community empowerment, not only to improve the livelihoods of citizens locally but to stay ahead of the hunger curve as the global population soars and climate change diminishes harvests. This is especially critical with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) calling for a 70% increase in food production by 2050 to meet rising needs.

With the personal and societal threats we face globally and in our own communities, now is the time to bring expertise from throughout the academy to engage every discipline in finding sustainable solutions to hunger and malnutrition. To address this critical issue, a meeting of senior-level university administrators was held in conjunction with the UFWH Summit in February 2014.

The interactive forum, “Shaping the Collective Role of Universities as a Partner in Ending Hunger”, was hosted by Auburn University’s Hunger Solutions Institute, in partnership with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

A consensus outcome from that gathering, which drew 70 leaders from 30 universities in Canada, the United States, and Latin America, was the Presidents’ Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security. The document outlines strategic goals and provides an action guide for making food and nutrition security a campus priority in the areas of teaching, research, outreach, and student engagement.

For more information about PUSH and the Presidents’ Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security, contact us via email to

Click here to read the full President’s Commitment.