A fish mongers association Danielle Nierenberg met through ECASARD in Ghana. (Photo credit: Bernard Pollack)
Thanks to your responses to our survey on Agriculture Innovations (available online in both French and English), and to our e-newsletter, we have already been able to assess, and draw more attention to, some of the sorts of innovations that are currently used in fields, pastures, empty lots and backyards in sub-Saharan Africa that also deserve additional financial and policy support.
For example, Nourishing the Planet co-director, Danielle Nierenberg, was able to meet with the Rainman Landcare Foundation in Durban, South Africa and learn more about how organic farming is benefiting local small-scale farmers. She was able to meet with multiple farmer’s groups in Ghana with the Ecumenical Association for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (ECASARD). And, thanks to your responses, you can look forward to posts about Danielle’s visit with the Africa Rice Center in Saint-Louis, Senegal.
But we know there are so many more! And we want you to tell us what we are missing! We are still collecting examples of agricultural innovations that farmers and others might consider using to help alleviate poverty and hunger in the places most in need for State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet.
If you know of an agriculture innovation and haven’t yet filled out our survey, we want your input, too!
Although our project is focusing on sub-Saharan Africa, we’re interested in examples from all over the world. Keep sending us your responses and we’ll keep posting some of the most interesting innovations!