In addition to receiving tons of additional fascinating responses to our agriculture funding question, we’ve had a busy week of travel to The Gambia. In this week’s innovation we learned that the radio is not just for pop songs but also for spreading ideas to farmers in rural regions through Farm Radio International’s Africa Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI). Check out the social entrepreneurship of Daniel Knoop and see how his new private sector organization, the Congo Business Case, will help farmers store, transport and sell their surplus harvest.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has found that meat production accounts for about 18 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions! How can we change our eating habits for the better? Nourishing the Planet project co-director Danielle Nierenberg shares her thoughts in the Meat the Truth documentary sequel, book: Essays on Livestock Production, Sustainability and Climate Change. Time Magazine‘s Ecocentric blogger Eben Harrall shares his thoughts as well.