Omaha World-Herald: Kenyan farmers persevere despite cultivation challenges

Check out this opinion-editorial that I co-wrote today with Nancy Karanja and Mary Njenga in the Omaha World-Herald

Karanja is a professor at the University of Nairobi. Nierenberg is a senior researcher with the Worldwatch Insitute in Washington, D.C. Njenga is a Ph.D. student at the University of Nairobi.

Driving through the crowded streets of … Continue Reading ››

Investigating the Consumer Dreams of the Garbage People

Recently I watched Garbage Dreams, a new documentary that follows several teen boys of the Zaballeen—a group of Egyptian Christians living in Cairo that make their living sorting garbage and selling the salvageable scrap (Zaballeen literally means “Garbage People” in Arabic).

As the film demonstrates, this caste of people provide an incredibly valuable service … Continue Reading ››