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Agriculture and Food Security Center


The Agriculture and Food Security Center at the Earth Institute helps accelerate progress toward food security in Africa, while also improving rural livelihoods, human nutrition, and environmental sustainability.

We are developing a scientific evidence base, which translates into tools, guidelines, and methodologies that are tested through implementation and shared through education, outreach, and advocacy.We see major progress toward eliminating hunger in Africa and other parts of the tropics in the next two to three decades, as well as a much better public understanding of science-based agriculture and the global food system in urban centers of developed countries in the next five years.


  • Adjunct Associate Research Scientist in the Center for Global Sustainable Development in the Earth Institute
  • Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs
  • Special Research Scholar in the Agriculture and Food Security Center in the Earth Institute