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New Columbia World Project to Address Climate Risks to Food in Six Countries

The project will focus on climate threats to food and nutrition in six developing countries, bringing research out of the lab and into the real world.

by |March 23, 2018

Building Regenerative Local Food Systems

On April 27, 2017, the Earth Institute, the School of International and Public Affairs, the Agriculture and Food Security Center and the Columbia Water Center presented the third annual Forum on Sustainable Agriculture, on Building Regenerative Food Systems.

by |May 30, 2017
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Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

The Earth Institute will offer nine research assistant opportunities for undergraduate students during the Spring 2016 semester.

by |December 1, 2015

Global Nutrition Report Highlights Role of Climate

Climate change is complicating global efforts to end malnutrition. Even small and seasonal fluctuations in climate can have big impacts on food availability.

by |September 15, 2015

The Significance of Stunting

It is estimated that 165 million children around the world are stunted. That is to say 165 million children are stunted in their growth, development and future potential.

by |June 19, 2013

Improving Seeds to Meet Future Challenges

Scientists and agronomists are racing to develop seeds that are higher yielding, more nutritious, and both drought and climate resilient to meet the challenge of feeding the world in the future.

by |February 8, 2013

India is booming – so why are nearly half of its children malnourished? (Part 2)

About one third of the world’s malnourished children live in India. What is the country doing about its nutrition challenges, and is there a way forward?

by |March 24, 2011

India is booming – so why are nearly half of its children malnourished? (Part 1)

India has more hungry people than anywhere in the world, and remains an enigma in global nutrition. How can a country have shining economic growth and strong agricultural productivity, without commensurate reductions in hunger and malnutrition?

by |March 24, 2011
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A Community-based Approach to Combating Malnutrition: What It Looks Like and How to Evaluate It

In a world of increasing rates of obesity, it is sometimes hard to remember that another type of malnutrition—undernutrition—remains a major contributor to mortality. Although all ages may be affected by malnutrition, children are most vulnerable to death and long-term disabilities caused by this disease. As such, treating and preventing undernutrition in children contribute to… read more

by |March 11, 2011

Scaling Up The Right Nutrition Solutions In Emergencies…But Is There Enough?

Ready-to-use supplementary foods (RUSF), fortified with necessary micro- and macronutrients, are central in WFP’s nutrition response in Pakistan– with upwards of 850,000 households receiving these life-saving foods over the coming months. Though other food-based nutrition solutions exist, these specialised nutrition products do not require the addition of water — decreasing the risk of infections due to a lack of clean water in the current humanitarian crisis.

by |September 22, 2010