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State of the World to Launch in Ahmedabad & New Delhi

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State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet will be launched this week in Ahmedabad, India, on February 17th and New Delhi, on February 18th, in partnership with the Centre for Environment Education.

Hunger Project agricultural experts State of the World launches in Ahmedabad New Delhi India

Danielle Nierenberg will join Indian agricultural experts to launch State of the World 2011 in Ahmedabad and New Delhi this week. (photo credit: Bernard Pollack)

Co-Project Director Danielle Nierenberg will join CEE Programme Directors Dr. Kiran Chhokar and Mr. Atul Pandya for exciting discussions with local agricultural experts.

The Ahmedabad launch will take place at the Centre for Environment Education in Thaltej Tekra, including comments from Dr. Sudarshan Iyengar, Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapith University and Professor B.N. Hiremath of the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology. The launch in New Delhi will commence in the India International Centre at Lodhi Estate, and its programme will feature speakers such as Dr. Suman Sahai, Chairperson of the Gene Campaign,  Shri Karikeya Sarabhai, Director of the Centre for Environment Education, and Shri MF Farooqui, Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Environment and Forest.


In Case You Missed It: The Week in Short

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This week we are in India for the International Food and Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) Conference, “Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health.”   This coming week we will be launching State of the World 2011 in Ahmedabad on Thursday, the 17th and in New Delhi on Friday the 19th, with our partner, the Centre for Environment Education.

Radishes Montreal Farmers Markets

photo credit: Bernard Pollack

We are also excited to announce that the livestream of the 15th annual State of the World Symposium is now available to watch HERE.

Here are some highlights from the week:

The World Social Forum was held in Dakar, Senegal this week bringing together 75,000 people from 132 countries to advocate for social change and to act as a counter event to the World Economic Forum, which took place in Davos, Switzerland two weeks ago.

Our weekly innovation features a Seattle-based nonprofit called Landesa that has developed a homestead allocation program in India that is helping millions to secure land rights and lift themselves out of poverty.  In the most recent episode of Nourishing the Planet TV Evy Drawec reports on innovations that are empowering women farmers to feed their communities.

And click here to listen to co-Project Director Danielle Nierenberg’s interview on CBS Radio, Seattle.