Our Mission: To study and discuss the relationship between conflict and international development in the hope of eliminating hunger, poverty, and violence in the developing world.
The Conflict and Development Foundation supports the research, scholarship, and practice of international development – specifically international agriculture development and natural resource management. These activities are carried out through a combination of teaching, training, and conservation programs.
The Conflict and Development Foundation takes as its inspiration the legacy of the late Dr. Norman E. Borlaug. Dr. Norman Borlaug won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his work preventing mass hunger and starvation in Mexico, India, and Pakistan. He saw that food insecurity was a principle cause of violence and civil unrest and through providing both food and jobs through agricultural development, peace could be secured.