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Dairy industry aims at nutrition, social aspects of UN sustainable goals

By Megan Tyminski DES MOINES, Iowa – The dairy industry is positioned to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals and aims to contribute more to community development and nutrition. “Without food and nutrition security we will not be … Continue reading

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Hall of Laureates celebrates those who feed the hungry

 

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Rural transformation—urban growth: better together

By Morgan Niezing DES MOINES, Iowa — Focusing specifically on Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, the Food and Agriculture Organization found that “rural poor are more likely to escape poverty by remaining in rural areas than by moving to cities.” … Continue reading

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Africa’s Norman Borlaug, World Food Prize winner Akinwumi Adesina accepts Laureate

    By Eleanor Hasenbeck and Emma Beyer DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s not often that heads-of-state dance in the Iowa State Capitol chambers, but dignitaries were out of their seats at the World Food Prize Laureate Ceremony. The ceremony … Continue reading

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Breaking down silos builds stronger research

By Morgan Niezing DES MOINES, Iowa — Issues facing the world are not divided into academic departments, and universities should reflect that reality in their search for solutions, Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, said at … Continue reading

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Alliance for African partnership builds local think tanks

By Emma Beyer DES MOINES, Iowa — Local policy not international aid is the answer to eradicating African poverty, argued a panel at the 2017 Borlaug Dialogue International Syposium. “So many years of trying to change rural areas—the World Food … Continue reading

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Managing fertilizer saves money, improves human, environmental health

By Eleanor Hasenbeck DES MOINES, Iowa – Ohio’s waterways have a dirty history. In the 1960s, flames on the polluted Cuyahoga River helped spark the Clean Water Act. Today, another problem is flowing downstream. With each rainfall, fertilizer runoff from … Continue reading

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