Small gardens, like these "vertical farms," produce big benefits in nutrition and income. (Photo: Bernard Pollack)
“Meet the Nourishing the Planet Advisory Group” is a new regular series where we profile advisors of the Nourishing the Planet project. This week, we’re featuring Dr. Samuel Myers, who is an Instructor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and a member of the Worldwatch Institute Board of Directors.
A farmer shares his experiences with other farmers at a workshop in Maputo, Mozambique. (Photo: Bernard Pollack)
“There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ in extension” writes Ismail Kimole, a teacher with the Continue Reading ››
For those of you who couldn’t visit DC for the State of the World Symposium, we have put together a video of the opening presentation by Erik Assadourian, where he gives an overview of culture and its increasing orientation around consumerism. Oh yeah, and you can also watch him pass around chili-roasted grasshoppers to an … Continue Reading ››
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is holding the third global meeting … Continue Reading ››
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 ››
(From left to right) Danielle with Santiago Medina, Jacinta Mutambe, and Alicia Gonsales Sosa at the farmer's workshop in Maputo, Mozambique. (Photo: Bernard Pollack)
In Maputo, Mozambique I had the opportunity to sit in on a workshop organized by Continue Reading ››
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 ››
The Rainman Landcare Foundation, founded by Raymond Auerbach, is training farmers living outside of Durban on how to grow food without the use of artificial pesticides, insecticides, or fertilizers, as well as permaculture methods … Continue Reading ››