In Case You Missed It: The Week in Short


This past week has been incredibly busy for Nourishing the Planet as we visited with more farming projects, NGOs and governmental agencies and now we are packing up to head to the United States for the 2010 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa!

photo credit: Bernard Pollack

This week our newest innovation details how the Home Farm Project is working with young men in the villages of the Gambia to help them cultivate the agricultural potential of the land.

We saw the threat of Banana Wilt and how the Democratic Republic of Congo is fighting back with the help of Action Against Hunger.

Check out this guest post from Robert Goodland, former World Bank environmental adviser and renowned conservationist on the necessary changes to our global livestock industry in order to stem climate change.

You can also read this interview with one of our NtP Advisory Group members, Sudha Nair to learn about her work with the first Women’s Biotechnology Park in Chennai.

We also had an opinion-editorial published in one of Senegal’s largest circulating newspapers, Le Soleil.

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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