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Food Security

End Hunger? The Single Most Important Step

Ryan P. Cumming | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Ryan P. Cumming

A few years ago, I was at the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, for the Borlaug Dialogues, an annual international conference on food security, agriculture, and food science.

Love Your Mother Earth: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we shine light on seven grantees whose environmentally friendly projects are bringing justice to the vast planet...

Congress Takes Bipartisan Stand Against Global Hunger

Lindsay Coates | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

Seeing that your family has a steady and stable supply of healthy and nutritious food is a fundamental commitment--and mission--of all mothers and fat...

Are Venezuela's food shortages a sign that food security is still a risk?

ResearchGate | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green

From technological advancements in food production to our increasingly interconnected globe, many factors have reduced the risk of wide-scale famines....

Climate change and Pacific food systems: navigating a perfect storm

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

This World Oceans Day, we must remember one of the most important things the Ocean offers us: food and sustenance. Yet climate change is set to wreak ...

Investing a Startup Mentality in India's Farmers

Aspen New Voices Fellowship | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Aspen New Voices Fellowship

By: Sathya Raghu V Mokkapati Today, the government of India is investing in two initiatives to boost the economy: supporting the agricultural sector...

How We're Fighting Conflict and Fragility Where Poverty is Deepest

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

View from cave, Mali. © Curt Carnemark/World Bank For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen bel...

World Bee Day: To Be(e) or Not to Be(e) -- The Case for Proclaiming 20th May as World Bee Day

Dejan Židan | Posted 05.20.2016 | World
Dejan Židan

"To bee or not to bee" captures the importance of bees as pollinators for biodiversity and food security; it also underlines the growing recognition of urgency required to address challenges brought about by the decline in world bee population.

Sowing the Seeds of Africa's Success

Amina J Mohammed | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green
Amina J Mohammed

Africa's transformation lies in the continent's rich soil. If we protect the ecosystems that sustain us we can lift Africans out of poverty, achieve f...

Bipartisan Leadership on Food Security Should be Applauded

Lindsay Coates | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

With its world famous cherry blossoms, spring in Washington, D.C. is a remarkable sight. This April, however, there's something else blooming in our n...

The Story of Our Women in Rwanda (PHOTOS)

Culture-ist | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact

By Maria Russo The air is thick with dust. Construction in Kigali is seemingly everywhere. The city has recently gone through an incredible boom, c...

'Think Different': 5 Ways to Reimagine Seed Launches, Apple Style

Aspen New Voices Fellowship | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
Aspen New Voices Fellowship

By Edward Mabaya Recently, I watched the Apple's launch event at which CEO Tim Cook and his colleagues introduced the company's new products to the w...

Photos Of NYC Food Pantry Lines Resemble Depression-Era Scenes

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

New York is one of the wealthiest cities in the world, yet every day thousands of New Yorkers have to line up -- in the rain, heat or blistering cold ...

History Has Knocked Very Loudly on Our Door. Will We Answer?

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 03.18.2016 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

We may all be doing our best but, as Winston Churchill said: "In a crisis, it is not enough to do our best -- we have to do what is necessary."

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...

WWO Toy Library at the Food Pantry of the Oranges: 1 in 4 American Children Live With Food Insecurity

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.02.2016 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

On average, IFPO serves 200 families per week, which adds up to 1,400 or more people per month.

Fish Kills Reported in Fiji and Vanuatu

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson | Posted 02.16.2016 | Green
Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

All across the Pacific, high temperatures have been recorded and residents reported the hottest months they have ever experienced. For some islands however, the impacts have gone beyond a daily nuisance to a serious marine threat.

Here's Why Everyone Is Eating Their Pulses

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 02.11.2016 | Taste

You're living in the Year of Pulses, according to the United Nations, but would you know it if we didn't tell you? Do you even know what a pulse is? W...

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.

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.

Behind the "Banana Man" - Haiti's Only Presidential Candidate

Mark Schuller | Posted 01.22.2016 | World
Mark Schuller

by Jennifer Vansteenkiste and Mark Schuller If nothing changes, Haiti is scheduled to have a run-off election this coming Sunday, January 24. Only o...

Local Knowledge as a Model of Climate Change Mitigation

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

The Inuit Circumpolar Council - Alaska (ICC-AK) recently released a report that strongly tied the protection of traditional aspects of culture to the protection of the natural environment.

The Missing Ingredient in UN's 2030 Global Goals

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The SDGs and the Paris climate agreement are clearly interconnected and any effort to tackle one without immediate consideration of the other will do serious disservice to both.

To Feed and Sustain the World, We Need Common Ground

Dr. Robert T. Fraley | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Dr. Robert T. Fraley

Food fights won't solve the challenges we all face as this century unfolds. Collaboration will.

Agenda to Bring New Corporate Issues into the WTO is Defeated, But So Are Developing Countries' Demands for More Policy Space for Development

Deborah James | Posted 12.29.2015 | World
Deborah James

Nairobi, Kenya - At the first ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Africa, it was clear that the majority of members opposed f...