Nourishing the Planet Presents Voices from the Field


Over the last year Nourishing the Planet has traveled to 25 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, talking to farmers, farmers groups, researchers and scientists to learn directly about stories of hope and success in agriculture from people working on the ground. At our breakfast panel event today, Thursday, October 14th, at the 2010 World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa, we are giving a preview briefing of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, the culmination of our research.

The panel features Christopher Flavin (Worldwatch Institute), Dyno Keatinge (AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center), Hans Herren (Millennium Institute), and Co-Project Director Brian Halweil, as well the voices and stories from some of the individuals and organizations we’ve met on-the-ground.

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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