By Graham Salinger
Move over “Man V Food”, there is a new cooking show in town. “Stoveman” is a four part documentary series that follows the efforts of Greg Spencer, co-founder of The Paradigm Project, to bring environmentally friendly stoves to developing countries. The Paradigm Project was founded in … Continue Reading ››
By Emily Gilbert
Name: Luchetu Likaka, PhD
Affiliation: Founder and Executive Director, Centre for Ageing and Rural Development Kenya (CARD-K)
Bio: Dr. Likaka is the founder of the Centre for Ageing and Rural Development (CARD) Kenya. A firm believer in justice, he began advocating for the elderly in 2007, and established CARD-K in 2008 with little funding, but a lot passion and … Continue Reading ››
Check out our latest op-ed published in the Chicago Tribune, one of the largest and most respected newspapers in the United States with daily circulation of more than 500,000 and large-scale reach across the Midwest.
The article highlights 12 resolutions that you can take to … Continue Reading ››
By Janeen Madan
Julius Musimenta, from the Agency for Integrated Rural Development in Kampala Uganda, spent 6 weeks in April working at Growing Power, a U.S. nonprofit working to improve access to healthy and safe food. At the headquarters based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Julius conducted vermi-composting projects, using worms to … Continue Reading ››
As we head into 2012, many of us will be resolving to lose those few extra pounds, save more money, or spend a few more hours with our families and friends. But there are also some resolutions we can make to make our lives a little greener. Each of us, especially in the United States, … Continue Reading ››
By Catherine Njuguna
Catherine Njuguna is the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture‘s (IITA) Regional Corporate Communications Officer for Eastern and Southern Africa.
Kagimbi Tharcisse, a farmer in eastern Burundi, lifts up the transparent polythene sheet and delicately pulls back some soil to proudly show the tiny banana plantlets growing underneath. Small and delicate, they will … Continue Reading ››
By Dana Drugmand
At a time when world resources are dwindling and global population is growing rapidly, finding sustainable solutions to nourish people and the planet is more important then ever. Research has shown that women may play a key role in the fight against global hunger and poverty. Worldwide, roughly 1.6 billion women … Continue Reading ››
By Jenny Beth Dyess
Rukwa is a beautiful region in western Tanzania that has seen many people come and go. Over the years it has housed refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi. But for many of the 162,000 people who now live there and will be displaced over the next ten … Continue Reading ››
Check out our latest op-ed on urban agriculture that was published in the Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico’s largest circulated daily newspaper.
Albuquerque is home to several urban farms, including the Rio Grande Community Farm and the Growing Awareness Urban Farm, which provide fresh produce and … Continue Reading ››
By Supriya Kumar
“We believe that in order to address our broken agricultural and food system, and create one that is better for human beings and the planet, family farmers around the world can be and need to be lead actors in that process. We need to support their capacity and power to spread sustainable agricultural … Continue Reading ››