In this regular series, we profile advisors to the Nourishing the Planet project. This week, we feature Jan Nijhoff, Regional Coordinator for COMESA-MSU in Lusaka, Zambia.
Jan Nijhoff, Regional Coordinator for COMESA-MSU and Advisor to Nourishing the Planet. (Photo: Bernard Pollack)
Name: Jan Nijhoff
Affiliation: Michigan … Continue Reading ››
More than 85 percent of Rwanda's population depends on small-scale agriculture for survival. (Photo: Bernard Pollack)
In Rwanda, more than 85 percent of the population’s livelihood depends on small-scale agriculture. And the majority of primary school students—roughly 60 percent— will return to rural areas to make their living … Continue Reading ››
This is the first in a three-part series about the Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network.
Danielle Nierenberg with Dr. Lindiwe Sibanda, CEO of FANRPAN, and FANRPAN staff outside their office in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo: Bernard Pollack)
The Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources … Continue Reading ››
By Stephanie Hanson
Stephanie Hanson (right) with Anne Wambulwa, a farmer working with One Acre Fund in Kenya. (Photo: Ebrahim Agevi Kigame)
Most people in sub-Saharan Africa are farmers with small pieces of land, large families, and poor crop yields. Their primary occupation is growing food, yet … Continue Reading ››
Danielle Nierenberg (left) with Getrude Hambira, General Secretary of the General Agriculture and Plantation Workers' Union of Zimbabwe in Harare. (Photo: Bernard Pollack)
Gertrude Hambira doesn’t look like someone who gets arrested regularly. Nor do the other women and men in suits who work with her at the General … Continue Reading ››
In this regular series, we profile advisors to the Nourishing the Planet project. This week, we feature Hans Herren, President of the Millennium Institute.
Photo: The Millennium Institute
Name: Hans Herren
Affiliation: The Millennium Institute
Location: Arlington, VA, United States
Bio: Hans Herren is President of … Continue Reading ››
by Abby Massey
Danielle Nierenberg (left), project co-Director of Nourishing the Planet, with members of a women's farmers group in Abokobi, Ghana. (Photo: Bernard Pollack)
At a discussion on the state of agricultural aid in Africa hosted by Oxfam International in Washington, DC yesterday, Jean-Pierre Crola, … Continue Reading ››
Don’t wish the Earth a happy Earth Day; it doesn’t want to hear it. Earth Day is when humans get together and unify their call for environmental care and concern. The Earth has never called for help from anyone—it’s fine taking care of itself, thank you very much. Whether the year was 1970, or 1999 … Continue Reading ››
Thuli Makama with villagers affected by the game park (Photo: John Antonelli for the Goldman Prize)
At yesterday’s Goldman Environmental Prize Ceremony, innovative farmers took center stage as four of the six grass roots activists and community leaders from around the world were honored for their … Continue Reading ››
Photo: Bernard Pollack
Check out the how the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Treasury to create a fund to promote agriculture plans to improve food security in poor countries around the world.
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