In Case You Missed It: The Week in Review

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From rising sea-water levels in the Solomon Islands to famine-struck Somalia, Nourishing the Planet has been following the most recent developments in global food security issues. Check out our posts on the situation in the Horn of Africa, IFPRI’s report on the progressive steps Ghana has taken to alleviate hunger, the effect climate change is having on the Solomon Islands, as well as a report on the need for better conditions for US farm workers.

Photo credit: Bernard Pollack

Some highlights from the past week:  Nourishing the Planet focuses on five trees that are not only helping to sequester carbon dioxide from the earth’s atmosphere to help mitigate the effects of climate change, but that are also helping to bring an end to hunger and poverty around the world.

In this week’s Nourishing the Planet TV episode, we explain how simple technologies, like treadle pumps or rope pumps, can help farmers get water to their crops, improving their diets and their livelihoods.

The mobola tree is indigenous to the low-lying woodlands and savannahs of Southern and tropical Africa. Well-loved for its beauty, sweet-smelling flowers, and shade, the mobola tree also provides delicious fruits, which are high in Vitamin C, can be consumed as snacks, can be used as flavoring for porridges and syrup, and can also be brewed in to Mobola beer.

Now it’s your turn: What were your favorite posts from the week? What do you hope we’ll write about next week? Let us know in the comments!

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