Water for Food

Middle East/North Africa

International cooperation in Jordan: balancing cultural and practical issues

By James Garza, Water for Food Institute student intern and global studies major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln A team of Water for Food Institute staff and four student interns traveled to Amman, Jordan March 18-26 to learn first-hand about the impacts of the Syrian crisis on neighboring countries and the difficulties local governments face… [Read More]

Jordan’s Za’atari camp reveals the power of hope, resilience

By Madison Thorn, Water for Food Institute student intern and global studies major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln A team of Water for Food Institute staff and four student interns traveled to Amman, Jordan March 18-26 to learn first-hand about the impacts of the Syrian crisis on neighboring countries and the difficulties local governments face… [Read More]

Addressing Ethiopia’s drought-induced humanitarian crisis

By Patrice C. McMahon, Water for Food Institute Faculty Fellow and associate professor in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Political Science Like many African countries, Ethiopia is currently experiencing its worst drought in almost a century. Ten million people are in need of food aid, while more than 75 percent of the population is… [Read More]

UNL researcher applies expertise in aquifer recharge to arid regions

Since 2013, University of Nebraska-Lincoln hydrogeologist and Water for Food Institute Faculty Fellow Vitaly Zlotnik has led efforts at UNL to develop solutions to complex water issues in the Middle East, a region rife with political conflict and environmental challenges. He provided a keynote address at the 2016 International Water Conference at Sultan Qaboos University… [Read More]

Growing the gains and pruning the pains in producing Africa’s food

Why go gaga about GYGA – the Global Yield Gap Atlas? By: Njeri Okono, communications manager for Africa, International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT) This blog originally appeared on the CIMMYT website Dec. 30, 2015. Because GYGA is a crucial pointer to where the greatest gains in food production can be made, and… [Read More]

Faculty Fellows work with Ethiopians to address water insecurity, improve livelihoods

June 20th, 2014

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