Four Areas of Focus
Farm Journal Foundation works to address the biggest challenges facing food and agricultural systems today. Using three main levers – thought leadership, education, and advocacy – we drive conversations that surface real solutions, and we work with government leaders to take action. We currently focus on four main issues, with the overarching goal of building the long-term resilience of our global food supply chain.
GLOBAL FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY
Global hunger and malnutrition has increased significantly over the past few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict, and climate change. Farm Journal Foundation seeks to ensure that farmers around the world have access to innovations that can help them sustainably increase healthy food production and alleviate hunger and malnutrition in our growing world.
CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Farmers and producers must do more with limited resources, in order to meet rising global demand for food while also protecting the environment. At the same time, volatile weather conditions are creating increasing challenges. Farm Journal Foundation works to raise awareness about sustainable solutions across the food and agricultural supply chain, and advocates for policymakers to provide support so that farmers and producers can put these solutions into practice.
Rural development is critical to make sure our food systems work at every step along the value chain – supporting strong livelihoods for farmers, affordable food supplies for consumers, and sustainable agricultural production for the environment. Farm Journal Foundation works with diverse groups of stakeholders to support rural development both in the U.S. and around the world.
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
By 2050, food production will need to double to meet the nutritional needs of the projected global population. Most demand for food will come from the least-developed countries, where productivity is currently low. Farm Journal Foundation supports public investment in agricultural research to improve efficiencies in the global food system and increase harvests both at home and abroad.