Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute
The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska works to address the global challenge of achieving food security with less stress on water resources through water management in agricultural and food systems.
Together with our wide network of faculty, students, postdoctoral researchers, partners, advisers and other stakeholders, we work collaboratively to achieve our shared goals — and put knowledge into action. Read our vision and mission.
We develop solutions to water and food security challenges by advancing research, policy and technological innovations. We share knowledge, and foster the next generation of leaders in this complex effort. See our work.
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Crop models fill knowledge gaps tied to national trends in Chinese agriculture
With one-fifth of the world’s population, China is a key player in global water and food security. The country has a long history of intensive farming, as well as a large rural population (FAO 2018). China produces one fourth of world’s grain with less than 10 percent of global arable land, and ranks first in the world in production of cereals, cotton, fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, eggs and fishery products.
Working Together in Water Research
The Nebraska Water Center and its Water Sciences Laboratory are part of the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, focusing on Nebraska’s water management and water quality measurements.
Nebraska Water Center
The Nebraska Water Center is part of the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute. It is one of 54 Water Resources Research Institutes across the U.S., designated by Congress in 1964, to advance water research, teaching and extension throughout the state.
Our staff and affiliated faculty are engaged in water and food security projects in 77 countries worldwide.
Our 172 strategic partnerships include academia, government, private industry, NGOs and farmers.
Our 8 global conferences convene leaders to share best practices and expertise in science, technology and policy.