Posts Tagged ‘State of the World 2011’

Jan18

Nourishing the Planet TV: Lasting Skills for Sustainable Change

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In this week’s episode, we discuss how Land O’Lakes’ International Development program is tackling poverty through educational programs focused on dairy and livestock production and cooperative initiatives.

Video: http://youtu.be/EO_Z1mNLtrE

To read about Land O’Lakes’ International Development program, see: Innovation of the Week: Lasting Skills for Sustainable Change.

To purchase State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

 

Jan14

Concise and Accessible Roadmap on Sustainable Agriculture

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Check out this latest review of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet in the New Agriculturist.

“From innovations in rice breeding in Madagascar and grain trading in Zambia to solar cookers in Senegal and wastewater irrigation in West Africa, State of the world 2011 provides practical accounts of innovations that are helping the poorest communities feed themselves.”

Click here to read the full review.

To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

 

Dec10

In an Economic Crisis, the Rich Get Richer

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Check out this article in the Inter Press Service (IPS) that discusses our recent launch of the French edition of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet.

The article discusses the severe impacts economic crises have on people who are already less well off. According to project director, Danielle Nierenberg, “”You can see the stark differences within a single country very easily, and you see it every day, In Africa it doesn’t look like the recession has affected the very wealthy. It has affected poor people the most.”

Click here to read the full article.

Holiday offer: To purchase a copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet at a 50 percent discountplease click HERE and enter code SW1150. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Dec05

State of the World 2011 Launched in Mexico

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On November 24th, Worldwatch Institute launched La Situación del Mundo: Innovaciones para Alimentar el Planeta in Mexico City.

(Image Credit: Africam Safari)

Representatives from the University of the Americas Puebla (UDLAP), Mexico’s Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), the Department of Sustainability and Territorial Government Puebla (SSAOT), Africam Safari, Fundación Televisa, the Organization of American States (OAS), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) all participated in the event.

The gathering was held at El Parque Bicentenario in Azcapotzalco, the site of a former oil refinery that was converted into a public garden and green space last year.

To learn more about the Spanish translation of the book, please click HERE. To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Dec02

State of the World to Launch in France

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We are launching the French edition of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet in Paris next week, in partnership with the GoodPlanet Foundation.

Image credit: GoodPlanet Foundation

The event will take place on Monday, December 5th at 6:30 PM at Université Paris’s Institut de Géographie. Nourishing the Planet project director Danielle Nierenberg will be at the launch where she will join local agricultural experts in a discussion highlighting agricultural innovations that are working to alleviate hunger and poverty around the world.

Please click here for more event details.

To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

 

 

Dec01

State of the World 2011 Now Available in Turkish

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State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet is now available in Turkish.

This year’s edition of our flagship report is a compelling look at the global food crisis, with particular emphasis on global innovations that can help solve a worldwide problem. It not only introduces us to the latest agro-ecological innovations and their global applicability but also gives broader insights into issues including poverty, international politics, and even gender equity. Watch the one minute trailer for the book here.

Click here to purchase your own Turkish copy of State of the World 2011.

 

Nov17

Feeding the 5,000

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Food waste expert and State of the World 2011:Innovations that Nourish the Planet  contributing author Tristram Stuart is inviting you to a free lunch at Trafalgar Square in London tomorrow.

Image credit: Feeding the 5,000

In an attempt to raise awareness about the amount of food that is wasted in London, often simply because produce doesn’t meet our aesthetic standards, Stuart, along with celebrity chefs, including Arthur Potts Dawson and Thomas Hunt, will be preparing lunch from fresh ingredients that would otherwise have been discarded. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and the Bishop of London, Richard John Carew Chartres will also be speaking at the event. Chef Hunt will also be posting his recipes here.

Click here for more event details.

To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Oct18

State of the World Launch in Brazil

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State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet will be launched in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October19th in partnership with Brazilian publisher Eduardo Athayde and the Intsituto Akatu.

State of the World 2011 is launching in Brazil

Click here to access the Portuguese version of the report.

To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Oct12

Nourishing the Planet TV: Providing an Agricultural Answer to Nature’s Call

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In this week’s episode, research intern Dana Drugmand discusses how using human waste as fertilizer provides a solution to crowded urban areas’ problems of lack of sanitation and food security. Innovations, such as composting toilets and a disposable bag called a Peepoo, are providing an agricultural answer to nature’s call.

Video: http://youtu.be/_A7shMHHUHc

To read more about the Peepoo and other innovations like it, see Innovation of the Week: Providing an Agricultural Answer to Nature’s Call

To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.

Sep26

Ankole: Regal, Hardy, and Declining Cattle Breed

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By Matt Styslinger

The genetic diversity of African livestock is increasingly threatened as indigenous breeds are replaced or cross-bred with larger, exotic commercial breeds that produce more meat or milk. These exotic breeds, however, are not usually as well-adapted to African environmental and climate conditions, and farmers often have to spend money on medicines and provide supplemental food and water. But even though the indigenous herds are shrinking, many traditional livestock varieties are still being raised by small-scale farmers.

Pastoralists in drought-prone regions rely on the Ankole cattle to weather the harsh climate. (Photo Credit: Bernard Pollack)

Ankole cattle, for example, are a hardy indigenous breed of cattle found in East Africa. These animals have a bold, regal appearance because of their striking long, large-diameter horns. The cattle themselves are medium-sized and have a barely visible hump—a result of their relationship to South Asian zebu cattle that were bred with African cattle some 4,000 years ago. Ankole were brought to East Africa by nomadic pastoralists from the north sometime between the 13th and 15th centuries.

The breed is more often utilized for its milk, rather than its meat, and they are sometimes used to plough fields and carry loads. Traditionally, some East African pastoral cultures drink the Ankole blood mixed with milk. The blood can be harvested from the animal once a month without harm. This practice is usually reserved for rituals, but the mixture is sometimes given to the sick for nourishment. The milk itself has a high content of butterfat, making Ankoles ideal for the production of butter—a value added dairy product—for farmers to earn extra income. The meat of the Ankole is very low in fat and has less cholesterol than commercial beef. This makes the meat a healthier source of protein and could make Ankole beef marketable as a specialty meat.

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