Kes Malede Abreha, an innovative farmer in Aksum, Ethiopia, demonstrates his self-designed irrigation system. (Photo: Bernard Pollack)
For State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, we are still collecting examples of agricultural innovations that farmers and others might consider using to help alleviate hunger … Continue Reading ››
As I travel around Europe to launch State of the World 2010, I’ve done a lot of schlepping from airport to metro station to bus terminal to train station. And while transiting through these many stations, I’ve discovered two surprising additions to station infrastructure that I hadn’t encountered in earlier travels.
A farmer in the village Akimoda, Ghana. (Photo: Bernard Pollack)
Check out this article outlining the Obama Administration’s focus on agriculture to reduce hunger and malnutrition in Africa. Two weeks ago, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made the following remarks at the U.N. … Continue Reading ››
Danielle Nierenberg with Felix Edwards of the World Food Programme's Zambia P4P Program. (Photo: Bernard Pollack)
The highways in southern Africa are filled with trucks carrying food aid across the continent. In the past, much of the maize, rice, soy, and other foods loaded onto these trucks came … Continue Reading ››
“Meet the Nourishing the Planet Advisory Group” is a regular series where we profile advisors of the Nourishing the Planet project. This week, we’re featuring Jim De Vries, who is Director of Heifer International’s Programs Division.
Passover, my favorite holiday of the Jewish faith, begins at the end of this month. Preparations are under way for the large, bread-free meals that kick off the annual tradition, and heaping platefuls of potatoes, meats, and greens will line many a table.
The majority of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa— in some areas up to 80 percent— are women. The average female farmer in the region is responsible not only for growing food but also for collecting water and firewood—putting in a 16-hour workday.
Photo courtesy Larsa. In booming Lahore, Pakistan, the current transportation master plan proposes spending 94.8 percent of funding for road development, management, and maintenance and only 5.2 percent for a public transport terminal. The road-centric policy leaves public rail in the dust.