From Mauritania to Senegal

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This week we traveled from Nouachott, Mauritania to Dakar, Senegal. It seems unbelievable that our time in sub-Saharan Africa is about to take a small hiatus when we return to states for the World Food Prize‘s 2010 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium in October. But our work never slows down, and we’ve spent the week meeting with farmers, international nonprofits, and reporters about on the ground innovation in environmentally sustainable agriculture.

Bijilo Forest Park Nature Trail in The Gambia (Photo credit: Bernard Pollack)

Check out this week’s innovation on a method to stop desertification in the Sahel. We also concluded our interview with Phil Bereano, Professor Emeritus in the field of Technology and Public Policy at the University of Washington in Seattle, as he told us about the ethical complexities of genetic engineering.

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