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How Brazil Missed its Golden South-South Co-operation Moment

The Conversation Africa | Posted 03.16.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Lídia Cabral, Institute of Development Studies Compared to China or India, Brazil is a relatively small player in development aid. Yet it has manage...

Americans Are Redefining Farming, And HuffPost Wants To Hear About It

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business

Across the nation, people are challenging the status quo on farming. And there's perhaps no better time than National Agriculture Day to celebrate it....

Climate Change This Week: A Really Hot 2016 Start, a Really Cool Battery, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When The Forest Goes, So Does This Beauty, a beautiful tropical forest hummingbir...

Kasich a Champion for Hunger Relief

William Lambers | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
William Lambers

The coming primaries will decide who the Republicans will nominate for President. They would be wise to look to someone who can tackle issues of great national and international importance like hunger. For America usually goes with the candidate who shows leadership in feeding the hungry. John Kasich has.

Radio: Tuning Into the Needs of African Women Farmers

Kevin Perkins | Posted 03.14.2016 | Impact
Kevin Perkins

The widespread adoption of cell phones across Africa has meant that farmers can increasingly participate in radio programs by calling in or responding to mobile polls, but women's voices remain underrepresented.

Pulses Set Racing at Victoria Falls

Robynne Anderson | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact
Robynne Anderson

Normally, Livingstone is home to 150,000 Zambians and international tourists seeking out the unique beauty of the Victoria Falls. This week, Living...

Texas-Sized Rhetoric On Ag-Gag

Paul Shapiro | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Paul Shapiro

When one realizes that inhumanity toward farm animals is the norm, not the exception, in animal agriculture today, it becomes clearer just why there's such fervor in the meat industry to pass ag-gag laws. This is an industry that's desperate to keep Americans in the dark about its routine cruelty.

Climate Change This Week: Rising Seas, American Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.02.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. "Devilish" Biodiversity - another reason to save forests, as this Made-For-...

Farmer Appropriately Uses Manure To Spell Out 'No Trump'

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.01.2016 | Weird News

An Ohio farmer made his feelings about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump very clear last week, using cow manure to spell out the words ...

How WeFarm Connects Small Farmers Without the Internet

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

There are about 500 million small-scale farmers on Earth, and most of them live on less than $1 a day. That's half a billion people laboring below th...

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Goes Bonkers, Voting For Climate Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.23.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Bizarre Biodiversity - another reason to preserve forests, as this Brazilian Gorb...

Celebrating Emerging Leaders Partnership with M&S - How NGO & Corporates can impact poverty reduction together

Trevor Waldock | Posted 02.22.2016 | Impact
Trevor Waldock

In recent years there has been a drive to create a marriage between the world of international development (typically value driven, grassroots, non governmental, justice and equality focused) and the world of business (often seen as corporate, profit making, unjust, squeezing the ethics and the values to the minimum).

Climate Change This Week: A Drying Southwest, Clean Cheap Power, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.17.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Tiny Forest Fairy Lanterns are rare and considered threatened in Tasmania, ...

Ethiopia - Changing Times for a Timeless Land

Ray Jordan | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Ray Jordan

It is half a century since Irish travel writer Dervla Murphy took a step into the unknown to embark on a 1,000-mile walk through the Horn of Africa, a...

The power of behavioral science for emerging economies: MIT explores Cuba and Trinidad & Tobago

Renée Richardson Gosline | Posted 02.16.2016 | Education
Renée Richardson Gosline

Both social scientists and policy makers have long puzzled over a basic question: Why do humans so often refuse to act in their own best interests? Th...

Climate Change This Week: Cool Landscapes, Hot Futures, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear Rainforest is part of the Pacific temperate rainforest, the largest such ecosystem in existence.

Supporting Farmers in Syria Now Is Essential for a Sustainable Future

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 02.08.2016 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

The brutal and protracted conflict in Syria has taken an enormous human toll and the surge of refugees has catalyzed a host of worrying collateral effects in the region and beyond. While we all hope for peace, it is imperative to enable those who are in the country to maintain the basic lifelines of the land where wheat was first domesticated.

'World's First' Lab-Grown Meatball Looks Pretty Damn Tasty

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.04.2016 | Taste

If you hate the thought of animals getting slaughtered but freaking love the taste of meatballs (we’ve been there), you and the cows may be in luck....

Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

Innovation Challenge Developers Turn USDA Data into Ag-Inspired Apps

Brian Milne | Posted 01.28.2016 | Technology
Brian Milne

In true agriculture form, a handful of developers have harvested newly available ag production data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to produce online applications that help aggies be more successful in the face of climate change.

Reinventing Entomophagy for the 21st Century

Olena Kagui | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Olena Kagui

"Entomophagy is an evolving term in need of review," says Afton Marina Szasz Halloran, Ph.D Fellow at the University of Copenhagen. Halloran calls for a change in the way we speak about edible insects and entomophagy.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Job Boom, US Blizzard Gloom, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Save and regrow tropical forests -- says an expert, as nations continue to curb carbon emissions.

From Davos: This Idea Could Transform Global Food Systems

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

Looking ahead, we are committed to further increasing science capacity in this area and building new business models that incentivize farmers for keeping more carbon in their soil.

Five-Way Food Fight

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

With so many assaults on food lately, I had to zero in on the most urgent topics.

The No Deforestation Revolution: Two Years In

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

Two years on, we've seen the beginnings of what could be that revolution: The commitments made in the Wilmar policy have become the new benchmark for responsible commodity agriculture, and have been adopted by major companies.