USAID makes big bets on research to help alleviate food insecurity

The U. S. Agency for International Development recently awarded two large academic grants to deal with food insecurity, a problem that’s growing worse around the world. $36 million went to the University of California, Davis. And $25 million went to Tufts University. Joining the Federal Drive with what they hope to accomplish, the chief scientist in Bureau for Resilience and Food Security at USAID, Rob Bertram.