On-The-Ground Help in Haiti

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Today marks the second anniversary of the devastating Port-au-Prince earthquake that affected an estimated three million Haitians.

Check out this article that discusses the work that Groundswell International and its partner Partenariat pour le Développement Local (PDL) are doing to rebuild the nation by supporting smallholder farmers and promoting sustainable agriculture. The organizations have already helped train 2,500 farmers to conserve soil and water, establish six community-run seed banks, and strengthen nine peasant organizations that represent over 150,000 people.

Click here to read about their many on-the-ground accomplishments.

 

Danielle Nierenberg
Danielle Nierenberg, an expert on livestock and sustainability, currently serves as Project Director of State of World 2011 for the Worldwatch Institute, a Washington, DC-based environmental think tank. Her knowledge of factory farming and its global spread and sustainable agriculture has been cited widely in the New York Times Magazine, the International Herald Tribune, the Washington Post, and
other publications.

Danielle worked for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. She is currently traveling across Africa looking at innovations that are working to alleviate hunger and poverty and blogging everyday at Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet. She has a regular column with the Mail & Guardian, the Kansas City Star, and the Huffington Post and her writing was been featured in newspapers across Africa including the Cape Town Argus, the Zambia Daily Mail, Coast Week (Kenya), and other African publications. She holds an M.S. in agriculture, food, and environment from Tufts University and a B.A. in environmental policy from Monmouth College.
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