CIIFAD maintains five important programs that support interaction between Cornell students and faculty and the broader community of international agricultural development. For complete information about each, click on a tab below.
Food for Nine Billion (formerly the Hunger Chronicles) is an ambitious multi-platform media project that examines the challenge of feeding the world at a time of growing demand, changing diets, rising food and energy prices, shrinking land and water resources, and accelerating climate change. Both in format and in subject matter, Food for Nine Billion will be the most thorough exploration of global food security issues to appear in popular media in recent memory.
The main project elements are:
- A year-long series of radio features on Marketplace, public radio's daily show about business and economics, with a weekly audience of 11 million;
- A year-long series of video features on PBS NewsHour, public television's flagship daily news program, seen by nearly 3 million viewers nightly;
- A dynamic online experience, including a destination website with video and audio features, blog, animations, infographics, interactive maps and timelines, and links to other resources;
- Curriculum materials designed by Cornell University for high school students;
- Intensive social media marketing and engagement around the release of each radio, video, and online feature;
- Micro-sites on PBS.org and Marketplace.org; and
- Full-length documentaries for television and radio.
Each of these elements will be anchored in high-quality journalism, emphasize powerful storytelling, and offer opportunities for audience response and engagement.
Food for Nine Billion is a collaborative effort of Homelands Productions, an award-winning independent journalism cooperative specializing in radio documentaries, and the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), one of the nation's most innovative nonprofit investigative news organizations. In addition to Marketplace and PBS NewsHour, key partners are Cornell University and the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California.
To get involved with the Food for Nine Billion project, email Jon Miller at email@example.com.