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May29

Small Farmers are the Answer

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Three-quarters of the world’s poorest people directly depend on small plots of farmland for food and income, yet they often do not have access to the right resources in order to be successful. If provided with the right tools and extension services, these small scale farmers could grow more and sell more food, feed their families, send their children to school and improve their livelihoods.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has created a challenge to encourage investment in small holder farmers in the developing world as a means of reducing global hunger and poverty. Through the use of visual media, the Foundation is challenging individuals and organizations to show the world how small scale farmers are growing more, earning more, and gaining access to more markets, and how investing in them is good for the world as a whole.

Click here to find out more about the challenge and how you can participate!

Here is Nourishing the Planet’s entry for the challenge. It is a photo essay of 15 innovations that are helping small scale farmers improve their food security and better their livelihoods.

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer

To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

 

Feb26

Snapshots from the Field

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Each week the Nourishing the Planet team picks out some of our favorite photos  from the environmentally sustainable agriculture projects we’ve visited on the ground.

SEWA henna tomatillos India

photo credit: Bernard Pollack

Check out more colorful photos from our travels in Africa and India and our launches of State of the World 2011 across Europe on our Flickr photostream.

Feb20

Snapshots from the Field

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Each week the Nourishing the Planet team picks out some of our favorite photos  from the environmentally sustainable agriculture projects we’re visiting.

Snapshots from the Field SEWA Self Empoyed Women's Association India

photo credit: Bernard Pollack

This week in India we visited with the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), a trade union made up of self-employed women workers.

Check out more colorful photos from of the women of SEWA and our travels in India on our Flickr photostream.

Feb12

Snapshots from the Field

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Each week the Nourishing the Planet team picks out some of our favorite photos  from the environmentally sustainable agriculture projects we’re visiting in sub-Saharan Africa.

Niger Fisherman Niamey boat fish Snapshots from the Field

photo credit: Bernard Pollack

This photo is of the fishermen we met on the Niamey River in Niger.

Want to see more colorful memories from our ongoing travels? Check out the rest of our photos on our Flickr photostream.

Feb05

Snapshots from the Field

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Each week the Nourishing the Planet team picks out some of our favorite photos from the environmentally sustainable agriculture projects we’re visiting in sub-Saharan Africa.

Kenya Farmer in Nairobi  Onyoni Onyando Makes Cooking Brick

photo credit: Bernard Pollack

Today’s photo showcases Onyoni Onyando, a farmer we met in Nairobi, Kenya, illustrating how to make cooking bricks out of local materials.

Want to see more colorful memories from our ongoing travels? Check out the rest of our photos on our Flickr photostream.

Jan29

Snapshots from the Field

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Each week the Nourishing the Planet team picks out some of our favorite photos  from the environmentally sustainable agriculture projects we’re visiting in sub-Saharan Africa.

women innovators abokobi ghana snapshots from the field flickr

photo credit: Bernard Pollack

This week’s photo is one of the women innovators we met in Abokobi, Ghana.

Want to see more colorful memories from our ongoing travels? Check out the rest of our photos on our Flickr photostream.

Jan15

Snapshots from the Field

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Each week the Nourishing the Planet team picks out some of our favorite photos from the environmentally sustainable agriculture projects we’re visiting in sub-Saharan Africa.

photo credit: Bernard Pollack

Check out the rest of our photos on Flickr!

Jan01

Snapshots from the Field

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Each week the Nourishing the Planet team picks out some of our favorite photos from the environmentally sustainable agriculture projects we’re visiting in sub-Saharan Africa. Check out the rest of our photos on Flickr!

This photo comes from our visit to the flower factory in Naivasha, Kenya.  Happy New Year from Nourishing the Planet! We hope your new year is filled with wonder and growth.

photo credit: Bernard Pollack

Dec26

Snapshots from the Field

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Each week the Nourishing the Planet team picks out some of our favorite photos from the environmentally sustainable agriculture projects we’re visiting in sub-Saharan Africa. Check out the rest of our photos on Flickr.

Women farmers in Bamako, Mali (photo credit: Bernard Pollack)

Dec19

Snapshots from the Field

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Each week the Nourishing the Planet team picks out some of our favorite photos from the environmentally sustainable agriculture projects we’re visiting in sub-Saharan Africa.

This week’s photo is from one of our very first country visits in Aksum, Ethiopia. Want to see more? We’ve got over 2,000 photos from travels across sub-Saharan Africa on Flickr photostream. Check them out!