• Abolish Hunger

    We’re Driven to Abolish Hunger

  • Eradicating hunger is a challenge that’s both daunting and pressing. The global population is expected to grow by 2 billion by the year 2050, while our demand for food will increase by 70 percent.

    Our researchers are tackling hunger from every angle, and often with related visions and strategies.

  • Abolish Hunger

    We’re Driven to Abolish Hunger

  • Feeding the world is a challenge that’s both daunting and pressing. The global population is expected to grow by 2 billion by the year 2050, while our demand for food will increase by 70 percent. Our researchers are tackling hunger from every angle.

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    Philip Pardey blends evidence from biology, agroecology, and economics to uncover the innovations necessary to end hunger.

    Can innovation end hunger?
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    Vipin Kumar uses “big data” generated by earth observation satellites to navigate the intersecting worlds of food production, water, energy, and climate change.

    Behold the power of terabytes
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    Candice Hirsch translates how climate change and extreme weather events affect crops, and how crops can be made more resilient to these forces.

    Can corn stand strong in a drought?
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    James Bradeen looks at resilience from a genetic perspective, identifying genes in plants that contribute to disease resistance and make our crops more secure.

    Improving food security
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    Rob Proulx uses big data, but with a regional scope. His findings help farmers determine the best economic and ecological uses for particular parcels of land.

    We’ve got a crop for that
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    Adam Pine aims to alleviate food insecurity at home in the “food deserts” of Northern Minnesota. He’s empowering citizens to become self-providers.

    An oasis in the desert

Watch our video (:30)

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The University of Minnesota is #UMNdriven to tackle the challenge of #hunger, locally and globally. https://z.umn.edu/31ut
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