Archive for the ‘State of the World 2011’ Category

Jan18

Nourishing the Planet TV: Lasting Skills for Sustainable Change

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In this week’s episode, we discuss how Land O’Lakes’ International Development program is tackling poverty through educational programs focused on dairy and livestock production and cooperative initiatives.

Video: http://youtu.be/EO_Z1mNLtrE

To read about Land O’Lakes’ International Development program, see: Innovation of the Week: Lasting Skills for Sustainable Change.

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

 

Jan17

Farming Key to Less Poverty and a Stable Climate

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Check out this latest review of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet in Australia’s ECOS Magazine.

Photo credit: ECOS Magazine

“The report predicts that, given the current global economic conditions, investments are not likely to increase in the coming year. Much of the more recently pledged funding has yet to be raised, and existing funding is not being targeted efficiently to reach the poor farmers of Africa.”

Click here to read the full review.

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.

Jan14

Concise and Accessible Roadmap on Sustainable Agriculture

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Check out this latest review of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet in the New Agriculturist.

“From innovations in rice breeding in Madagascar and grain trading in Zambia to solar cookers in Senegal and wastewater irrigation in West Africa, State of the world 2011 provides practical accounts of innovations that are helping the poorest communities feed themselves.”

Click here to read the full review.

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.

 

Dec21

Nourishing the Planet TV: Taking Farming to the Sea

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In this week’s episode, Nourishing the Planet discusses farming seaweed, an environmentally friendly crop that holds promise of mitigating greenhouse gases while supplementing incomes, providing dietary protein, and offering a sustainable source of biofuel.

Video: http://youtu.be/tG3vV_p2DzU

To read more about seaweed farming, see: Innovation of the Week: Climate Smart Seaweed Farming.

Holiday offer: To purchase a copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet at a 50 percent discountplease click HERE and enter code SW1150. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Dec10

In an Economic Crisis, the Rich Get Richer

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Check out this article in the Inter Press Service (IPS) that discusses our recent launch of the French edition of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet.

The article discusses the severe impacts economic crises have on people who are already less well off. According to project director, Danielle Nierenberg, “”You can see the stark differences within a single country very easily, and you see it every day, In Africa it doesn’t look like the recession has affected the very wealthy. It has affected poor people the most.”

Click here to read the full article.

Holiday offer: To purchase a copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet at a 50 percent discountplease click HERE and enter code SW1150. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Dec07

Nourishing the Planet TV: Making a Week’s Worth of Rain Last the Whole Year

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In this week’s episode, we discuss how AquaPro‘s Groasis is working to improve reforestation efforts in arid climates by utilizing nature’s simple and most effective examples. The Groasis uses incubation to deliver water over a time-period in tune with a seedling’s demand for water.  Any precipitation from rainfall or evening condensation is collected from the fan-shaped roof of the device and stored in evaporation-proof containers.

Video: http://youtu.be/Pnq_tu0u8Eo

To read more about AquaPro’s Groasis, see: Innovation of the Week: Making a Week’s Worth of Rain Last the Whole Year.

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.

 

 

Dec05

State of the World 2011 Launched in Mexico

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On November 24th, Worldwatch Institute launched La Situación del Mundo: Innovaciones para Alimentar el Planeta in Mexico City.

(Image Credit: Africam Safari)

Representatives from the University of the Americas Puebla (UDLAP), Mexico’s Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), the Department of Sustainability and Territorial Government Puebla (SSAOT), Africam Safari, Fundación Televisa, the Organization of American States (OAS), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) all participated in the event.

The gathering was held at El Parque Bicentenario in Azcapotzalco, the site of a former oil refinery that was converted into a public garden and green space last year.

To learn more about the Spanish translation of the book, please click HERE. 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.

Dec02

State of the World to Launch in France

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We are launching the French edition of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet in Paris next week, in partnership with the GoodPlanet Foundation.

Image credit: GoodPlanet Foundation

The event will take place on Monday, December 5th at 6:30 PM at Université Paris’s Institut de Géographie. Nourishing the Planet project director Danielle Nierenberg will be at the launch where she will join local agricultural experts in a discussion highlighting agricultural innovations that are working to alleviate hunger and poverty around the world.

Please click here for more event details.

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.

 

 

Dec01

State of the World 2011 Now Available in Turkish

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State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet is now available in Turkish.

This year’s edition of our flagship report is a compelling look at the global food crisis, with particular emphasis on global innovations that can help solve a worldwide problem. It not only introduces us to the latest agro-ecological innovations and their global applicability but also gives broader insights into issues including poverty, international politics, and even gender equity. Watch the one minute trailer for the book here.

Click here to purchase your own Turkish copy of State of the World 2011.

 

Nov17

Feeding the 5,000

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Food waste expert and State of the World 2011:Innovations that Nourish the Planet  contributing author Tristram Stuart is inviting you to a free lunch at Trafalgar Square in London tomorrow.

Image credit: Feeding the 5,000

In an attempt to raise awareness about the amount of food that is wasted in London, often simply because produce doesn’t meet our aesthetic standards, Stuart, along with celebrity chefs, including Arthur Potts Dawson and Thomas Hunt, will be preparing lunch from fresh ingredients that would otherwise have been discarded. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and the Bishop of London, Richard John Carew Chartres will also be speaking at the event. Chef Hunt will also be posting his recipes here.

Click here for more event details.

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.