Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate

Guest blog by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs     Immediately following the Building Resilience for Food & Nutrition Security Conference, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs convened its annual Global Food Security Symposium in Washington, DC. 

Can you be resilient on one acre or less?

Our guest author, Emily Alpert, Deputy Director of Agriculture for Impact, concludes our series of blog articles on resilience published in partnership with Farming First ahead of the conference “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” 15-17 May 2014.   An acre is about the size of a football pitch. That might seem like a lot, but if your >> Read more

Bouncing back: building resilience for food and nutrition security

The following post by Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of IFPRI's 2020 Vision Initiative, was originally published on the Global Food Security blog.   We need to be better prepared for shocks, says Rajul Pandya-Lorch of the International Food Policy Research Institute.   Poor countries and vulnerable people are being hit hard by a barrage of shocks: >> Read more

Tough Love: Making Resilience Meaningful

Our guest author, Jon Kurtz, Director for Research and Learning for Mercy Corps, continues our series of blog articles on resilience published in partnership with Farming First ahead of the conference “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” 15-17 May 2014.   Resilience has an Achilles’ heel: By being all things, it risks being nothing new.   Resilience casts >> Read more

Women’s groups as conduits towards resilient communities

By Prabhu Pingali, Professor of Applied Economics & Director, Tata-Cornell Agriculture & Nutrition Initiative (TCi), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Everyday emergencies: How social protection schemes can build resilient children, families and communities

By Sheri Arnott, Senior Policy Advisor Food Assistance/Food Security, Food Programming and Management Group, Sustainable Health, World Vision International

Reframing Resilience for Pastoralists: Coping with drought matters, but is not the only thing that matters

  Leading up to the 2020 Conference, Farming First in partnership with IFPRI has initiated a series of guest blog posts on resilience. In this first post, Lance Robinson, an environmental governance and resilience specialist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), reflects on what resilience means for pastoralists in the context of drought emergencies.