Preparing for Rio+20: Including Agriculture and Local Partners for Successful Solutions to Complex Problems

By Jenna Banning

At a briefing in September in Washington D.C. by the U.S. Department of State, three top government officials met with representatives of non-governmental organizations to share perspectives on the United Nations’ upcoming  Conference on Sustainable Development. The first Conference on Sustainable Development, or Earth Summit, was held … Continue Reading ››

Nourishing the Planet TV: Using Small Businesses to Create Local Markets

In this week’s episode, research intern Christina Wright discusses Sylvia Banda’s entrepreneurial efforts in Zambia. Since 1986, Banda has created small businesses like Sylva Professional Catering Services Limited. Her businesses have successfully created markets for local farmers and emphasized local cooking methods.

Video: http://youtu.be/Mq-RifGnmsc

To read more about how small business are helping local … Continue Reading ››

Short Video Underscores the Role of Organic Agriculture in Uganda

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have put together this short video highlighting the important contribution that organic farming is making to rural livelihoods in Uganda.

Uganda has an organic certification program that offers local and international certification services … Continue Reading ››