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.
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.
- Nature Emphasizes a Focus on Innovations that Nourish People and the Planet
- Challenging Convention: The Sanjukta Vikas Cooperative in Darjeeling, India
- Tapping Into Innovative Practices to Feed the World: An Interview with Mark Muller
- Feeding a Larger Population on a Warmer Planet
- Nourishing the Planet at the Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2010
- Improving Water Access in India, One Drip at a Time
- In the North-Eastern Hill Region of India and Nepal, Women are Among the Main Benefactors of Multiple-Use Water Schemes
- Improving Food Security and Raising Incomes through Innovative Intercropping: An Interview with Dov Pasternak