Photo: Bernard Pollack
Check out this article in Business Daily about the food-security benefits of crop insurance. For small-scale farmers, a single crop failure can be devastating to their diets and livelihoods as well as … Continue Reading ››
Recently, my colleague Alice McKeown posted a piece about world automobile trends on our Dateline: Copenhagen blog page. I re-post the piece here, since these trends are of significance not just in an energy and climate context, but are also crucial with regard the emergence of a greener economy.
In an increasingly energy- and climate-constrained world, … Continue Reading ››
By Fred Bahnson
Miguel Salcines Lopez (photo: Fred Bahnson)
Miguel Salcines Lopez is a farmer of the 21st century. With a stylish jean jacket and rakish cowboy hat adorning his six-foot frame, Miguel looks more like a Cuban John Wayne than a stooped, … Continue Reading ››
Mention “clean tech” or “green jobs,” and many people will automatically assume you are referring to wind turbine manufacturers, solar installers, and the like. But another dimension of a greener economy has long been neglected: the transportation sector, and specifically the role of rail and urban transit. That has begun to change, for a number … Continue Reading ››
After handing my passport over to a marine with arms the size of my legs, I went into the US Embassy in Madrid and spent a few hours with the very kind embassy staff. During my stay in Spain, embassy staff members were very helpful in assisting me in sharing the message of State of … Continue Reading ››
Danielle Nierenberg (left) with Rob Munro, Mark Wood, and Reuben Banda from USAID PROFIT in Lusaka, Zambia. (Photo Credit: Bernard Pollack)
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s 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 Shayna Bailey, who is Director of International Development for Slow Food International.
In Malawi, Stacia and Kristof Nordin's composting toilet fertilizes their crops. (Photo credit: Bernard Pollack)
It’s hard to believe, but an estimated 2.6 billion people in the developing world—nearly a third of the global … Continue Reading ››
As the Worldwatch Institute prepares for our upcoming publication State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, we’re looking for original photo submissions of innovative farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
We want State of the World to reflect as many African voices as possible—as chapter authors, … Continue Reading ››