Today in Helsinki Finland, Gaudeamus Helsinki University Press hosted the Finnish launch ofState of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet. Co-Project Director, Danielle Nierenberg discussed the findings from the book and talked about Nourishing the Planet’s on-the-ground research in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2009 and 2010, the Nourishing the Planet team visited 25 countries on the continent, talking to farmers, farmers groups, researchers, scientists, NGOs, and aid agencies, getting their thoughts about what’s working to help alleviate hunger and poverty.
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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