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Research at the Earth Institute is organized into nine themes. Agriculture is one of them.

Balanced diets, reliable food sources, clean drinking water, stable agricultural systems and plant pollinators all contribute to the stability and well-being of a populace’s nutritional health. Caloric intake alone is not a sufficient indicator of an individual’s or a society’s nutritional status. Healthy populations require healthy environments and sufficient nutrients to meet basic dietary needs. Given the complex interplay between food, ecology and nutrition, the Earth Institute works toward the sustainability of all three.

Featured Projects

Improving Food Security

Agricultural Production, Environmental Quality and Human Well-Being

Index Insurance for Development and Poverty Reduction

Food and the Urban Environment

Cyber Infrastructure for African and Global Soils Data

Land Use and Land Cover Change in Latin America and the Caribbean

CGIAR program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security