Agriculture: The Unlikely Earth Day Hero →
This Earth Day, Nourishing the Planet offers 15 solutions to guide farmers, scientists, politicians, agribusinesses and aid agencies as they commit to promoting a healthier environment and a more food-secure future.
State of the World 2011 Trailer Read more & to purchase: http://bit.ly/fWkJWf Over the last two years, Worldwatch’s Nourishing the Planet (www.NourishingthePlanet.org) team has travelled to 25 sub-Saharan African nations - the places where hunger is greatest - and uncovered a treasure trove of innovations from farmers’ groups, private voluntary organizations, governments and...
Nourishing the Planet Wants to Know
How can environmentally sustainable projects be better shared between farmers across geographic boundaries? Let us know on Facebook!
Nourishing the Planet Has an Important Question... →
Nourishing the Planet has always depended on participation from our readers to help shape our research. So now we’ve got a question for you. Check out this quick video, and let’s get the conversation started on Facebook. If you had a million dollars to fight hunger, what projects, organizations, or innovations would YOU like to see funded?
Sustainable Watershed Use for India’s Future
Could future wars be fought over water? “Fierce national competition over water resources has prompted fears that water issues contain the seeds of violent conflict,” warned Kofi Annan during his tenure as United Nations (UN) Secretary General. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in the next 20 years people worldwide will use over 40 percent more water than they do now....
Generation Organic Spreads Its Inspiring Message:... →
A group of young organic farmers boarded a brightly painted, veggie-oil powered school bus in La Farge, Wisconsin to kick off the first ever Generation Organic Tour.
“Starved for Attention:” How You can Help Combat...
When children are malnourished, entire communities are threatened. Malnourishment, which is caused when there is an insufficient intake of the nutritious foods needed for one to grow and function normally, can stunt growth and cause developmental challenges. This means that malnourished children that survive into adulthood may be less productive members of their communities than they otherwise...
Innovation of the Week: Banking on the Harvest
In the Maradi area in south central Niger, where 70 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, the months before the harvest are called “the hunger season.” From mid-July to mid-September, food supplies are at their lowest and most families only eat one meal a day. Every week during the pre-harvest season, poor farmers receive cereal as a credit. At the end of the season, farmers...
We’re All Here to Reduce Hunger, Right? →
It’s been roughly a year since Worldwatch last came to Iowa for the World Food Prize conference, an international gathering of agribusiness, food-interested governments, farmers groups, and, increasingly, hunger advocates, that takes over downtown Des Moines, as well as the State capitol to honor its laureates.