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Global food and agricultural systems are under extreme pressure. Demand for food is higher than it's ever been before, due to rising global populations and incomes, while at the same time, farmers and food producers are facing greater challenges from climate change, limited natural resources, and global shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic.


Rural economic 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.

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Our Work on Rural Economic Development

Farm Journal Foundation works to support global nutrition through a range of thought leadership, education, and advocacy efforts. Some examples of this work include:

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