Report Highlights Work in Fighting Food and Water Shortages

Oct. 30, 2018, 3:20 a.m. ·

The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska has released its annual report on the progress of the institute’s work in fighting hunger and water shortages.

The Water for Food Global Institute primarily works to achieve global food security with less stress on water resources. The report, which spans from July 2017 to June 2018, focuses on key successes by the institute in international outreach, innovations in water and food security, increased educational opportunities and continued research into policy solutions.

Executive director Peter McCornick says the report highlights both the growth of the institute as well as a growing urgency to provide solutions to food and water problems.

“What we try to convey in the annual report and really in the work we do is the need for practical solutions, to shine light on where the issues are and then to address those issues,” McCornick said.

McCornick says partnering with other institutions and global communities is one of the best ways to affect change with issues on food and water, but says the annual report and overall work of the institute suggests there’s a growing challenge to these problems both in Nebraska and globally.