Food security academic programs: A primer

The University of the Philippines Los Banos is one of the globally renowned institutions offering agricultural development studies. Photo by: Joe Fob (via Wikimedia)

A proliferation of academic programs concentrating on food security, coupled with the global increase in funding for agricultural development, is expediting entry for people looking to start a career in the burgeoning sector.

“Many of today’s major challenges – including energy security, national security, human health and climate change – are closely tied to the global food and agriculture enterprise,” said a 2009 report from the National Academies. “Academic institutions with programs in agriculture are in a perfect position to foster the next generation of leaders and professionals needed to address these challenges.”

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    Josh Miller

    Josh joined Devex's Washington office in early 2010 as an international development correspondent covering U.S. aid reform, the DC development scene and Latin America. He previously served as a marketing communications coordinator for TechnoServe, a news production specialist for the Associated Press and a news desk assistant for the PBS NewsHour. He has reported for publications in Caracas, Chicago, Madrid, New Delhi, Philadelphia and Washington, and holds a bachelor's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.