In this new series Nourishing the Planet will be featuring videos of different projects that are working to alleviate hunger and poverty. We will be showcasing past favorites (can you believe we’ve been traveling for almost a year?!) and some brand new videos you’ve never seen. Check out Nourishing the Planet’s Youtube channel … Continue Reading ››
It is never too late to start innovating, or to continue to innovate. Paul Polak, founder of International Development Enteprises (IDE) is the perfect example. After practicing psychiatry for 23 years, Polak founded IDE, an organization focused on creating income opportunities for poor rural households. And now, almost 30 … Continue Reading ››
According to the United Nations, nearly 900 million people lack access to clean water more than 2.6 billion people lack access to basic sanitation. Yesterday, by declaring safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right, the U.N. General Assembly made a step towards the Millennium Development Goal to … Continue Reading ››
In February 2010, writer Fred Bahnson interviewed Gary Paul Nabhan, a lecturer, food and farming advocate, folklorist, and conservationist who lives and farms in the U.S. Southwest. In Part 3 of this three-part series, Nabhan discusses his Middle Eastern roots, innovative farming practices in desert regions, and the value of “regenerative” agriculture.
For many farmers, an abundant harvest is only the first step toward feeding their families and earning an income. Vegetables ripening in the field—or even harvested and stored nearby—are still a long way from the market where they can be sold for a profit.
A study released in July by Cornell University researchers estimated that U.S. taxpayers spend about $140 million a year on food aid to Africa, and roughly the same amount just to ship food aid around the world on U.S. vessels, according to an article on IRIN.