Innovative Agriculture in India to Nourish the Planet

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An article in this weekend’s New York Times draws attention to the role that agriculture can play in improving diets, livelihoods, and economies, and how India’s government can  significantly reduce hunger and alleviate poverty by investing in its farmers—helping them to improve irrigation, food storage, and reduce waste, for example.


Investing in agriculture can help to improve diets, livelihoods and economies. (Photo credit: Molly Theobald)

Last week, Nourishing the Planet participated in the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health Conference in Delhi, an international event meant to connect policy makers with farmers in order to facilitate the development of agricultural policies that help the people most impacted by them.

This week, project co-Director, Danielle Nierenberg will be in both Delhi and Ahmedabad to launch State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet. At both launches, Danielle will discuss how environmentally sustainable projects and innovations already working to help alleviate hunger and poverty  in sub-Saharan Africa, India, and all over the world.

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