Food Security

Food Security

As the world continues to face mounting demographic pressures, food insecurity challenges will persist while the demand for food surges. Increasing urbanization, deteriorating agricultural spaces, and resource scarcity all work to exacerbate economic, political, and social drivers of conflict. Food insecurity requires a dynamic and comprehensive policy approach that reflects the issue’s natural integration of economics, development, and national security at both the domestic and international levels. Stimson’s Food Security program analyzes governance, innovative technology, and public-private partnerships to offer innovative solutions to the transnational threats that food insecurity presents. The Food Security program is part of the Managing Across Boundaries initiative.


Research and Analysis

December 5, 2016 | EXPERT: Johanna Mendelson Forman , EXPERT: Lovely Umayam

Editor’s note: This analysis is part of Presidential Inbox 2017 — an ongoing Stimson Center series examining the major global challenges and opportunities the Trump administration faces during its first 100 days in office.

October 5, 2016 | EXPERT: Johanna Mendelson Forman

We are witnessing a revolution in food.

April 6, 2016 | EXPERT: Johanna Mendelson Forman

Conflict Cuisine examines the nexus of food and war.  Included in this study is the practice of culinary diplomacy and gastrodiplomacy by governments and citizens of countries that have experienced war or conflict.

November 10, 2015 | EXPERT: Johanna Mendelson Forman

Expo Milan, a World’s Fair whose central theme was feeding the planet, officially closed its doors on Oct. 31, after six months that saw 20 million visitors pass through this once swampy area on the outskirts of the city’s industrial center.

April 22, 2015 | EXPERT: Johanna Mendelson Forman

Food security as a policy issue has evolved to reflect the dynamism of global events. The increasing attention paid to food’s impact on poverty, humanitarian crises, conflicts and climate change all suggest that food security is a national security concern. 
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