Michigan State University

A New Form of Hunger in Africa? The Double Burden of Malnutrition

Jar spilling candies in the shape of Africa

Now through February 2019
Main Library, 4th Floor, West Wing

MSU has contributed to improved nutrition in Africa for decades. Since 1960, and the beginning of MSU's relationship with Africa, the study of Africa's agriculture, food security, and food safety have been major tenets of MSU's teaching and research on Africa. The projects undertaken by MSU's Food Security Group, made up of faculty and graduate students from AFRE and other departments, represent an important aspect of partnership with the African continent. The work of the Food Security Group has been supported by MSU Libraries, which provide the materials necessary for research and simultaneously work to document the history of research and partnerships in Africa.

Through a selection of library materials, artifacts, and photographs, this exhibit introduces key concepts toward ending hunger and improving livelihood in developing countries. As part of MSU's Year of Global Africa celebration, we wish to share several of the key issues that a dedicated group of MSU faculty, students, and staff attempt to address in Africa to ensure access to safe and nutritious food to all.

Exhibit curated by Elisabeth Paymal, Jessica Achberger, and Anita Ezzo ; artifacts courtesy of the Food Security Group at Michigan State University.

To learn more about the work of the Food Security Group and food transformation in Africa, please plan to attend the January 24, 2019 Eye on Africa series lecture by Cynthia Donovan and Dave Tschirley, 12:00-1:30 pm, International Center. Room to be announced.