As world leaders gathered for the Millennium Development Goals summit at the UN headquarters in New York last week, there were also a number of important side events taking place. On Friday September 24, the Qatar National Food Security Programme (QNFSP) hosted “The Global Dry Land Alliance- Partnering for Food Security” … Continue Reading ››
While the coast of The Gambia is a popular—and economically thriving— tourist destination for European vacationers, the inland portion of the country provides little means for young men to make a living. Many leave their villages for the coast or even other countries, in hopes of making more money in urban areas.
Any discussion about a low-carbon future that relies on a significant share of renewable energy must necessarily focus on the idea of “smart grids.” But what does this mean in everyday terms? Let’s take a look at our near future.
Sacrifice has become a dirty word in environmental politics. But we sacrifice all the time. Two-thirds of Americans have sacrificed their waistlines and lifespans for cheap food and high profits for food companies, often without actively making this choice. Is there a way to reclaim the word to get people to start “sacrificing” to sustain … Continue Reading ››
In this regular video series, we bring you images, interviews and more in-depth information about different agricultural innovations. Get to know the NtP team and the innovations we are highlighting regularly, and stay tuned for more NtP TV in the coming weeks!
In this week’s episode, Nourishing the Planet research Intern, Janeen Madan, introduces an entertaining … Continue Reading ››
This past August marked some of the worst flooding Ethiopia has ever seen. AllAfrica reports that days upon days of heavy rain forced tens of thousands of people to leave their homes and washed away miles of planting in the fertile farmland along rivers.