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Food Security

Breaking Bread and Building Connection

Kim Samuel | Posted 12.11.2016 | Impact
Kim Samuel

The final weeks of the year are a sacred time for many religious communities and cultures. Though the observers--and observances--differ, there is one...

The Vulnerable Taking The Lead: New Energy For Implementing The Paris Agreement After COP22

Dennis Tänzler | Posted 11.30.2016 | Impact
Dennis Tänzler

Few would disagree that the Paris Climate Agreement was a massive success for diplomacy -- its speedy entrance into force in early November, after les...

The end of coconut water? The world's trendiest nut is under threat of species collapse

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.28.2016 | Green
The Conversation Global Roland Bourdeix, Cirad "Orange juice for breakfast is over," an investor interested in creating large, fair trade coconut plant...

Thankful for Partners, Thankful for Progress in the Fight Against Global Hunger

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 11.23.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

As the holiday season begins in the U.S. with families and friends gathering around tables for Thanksgiving, I am beginning to reflect on this past ye...

Sustainable Incentives: How Not to Eat the Planet

Adolfo Brizzi | Posted 11.16.2016 | Impact
Adolfo Brizzi

Agriculture and the environment are often in competition, because one needs to use what the other needs to conserve.

As The World Looks Elsewhere, Haiti's Disaster Is Just Beginning

Mark Schuller | Posted 11.07.2016 | Home
Mark Schuller

In terms of loss of human life, this disaster was thankfully far less deadly than the earthquake on January 12, 2010, almost seven years ago now. But the real disaster -- chronic hunger, food insecurity, and dependency -- is yet to come.

Cooking for Sustainable Development

The Roca Brothers | Posted 10.19.2016 | Home
The Roca Brothers

Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca of El Celler de Can Roca, twice named best restaurant in the world, and now UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nation...

Fighting Vitamin A Deficiency With a New Kind of Sweet Potato, Radio, and People Power

Kevin Perkins | Posted 10.18.2016 | Impact
Kevin Perkins

Co-author: Sheila Huggins-Rao Sometimes a small change can make a big difference. Across sub-Saharan Africa, a new kind of sweet potato is helping ...

When your students go hungry

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 10.03.2016 | Education
Fabio Parasecoli

Despite financial and administrative hurdles, growing attention is paid to good nutrition for students of all ages, starting from kindergarten all the...

This Index Can Keep Countries Accountable to the Goals

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

As a general rule, global goals are good. They focus the international community's short-term attention, lock in preferred long-term targets and traje...

Sharks Are Citizens, Too: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In every ocean, sharks are highly sought out... By one another and by the human race for their meat and for their valuable fin, often used in cuisine and trading.

A Plan for Protecting Our Hidden Water Supplies

Dr. Jeremy Bird | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact
Dr. Jeremy Bird

One resource, buried underground and in finite supply, is increasingly becoming the lynchpin of modern economies. There is fierce competition for its ...

We Grow Enough Food. Getting It On To People's Plates Is The Problem.

Kanayo F. Nwanze | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact
Kanayo F. Nwanze

The World Bank estimates that if these post-harvest losses were reduced by only one per cent just in sub-Saharan Africa, there would be economic gains of up to US$40 million each year.

Here's Why Having A Tax On Groceries 'Punishes' Some

Pew's Stateline | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Healthy Fish, Healthy Folks

Douglas N. Rader, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2016 | Green
Douglas N. Rader, Ph.D.

Throughout history, people living near any sea coast have relied on fish as a key dietary staple. Middens of kitchen and household wastes left behind on all continents provide strong evidence of the long and deep linkages between people of the shores and the sea.

Changing The Menu: How Top Chefs Can Inject New Life Into The Development Agenda

karen newman | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
karen newman

When you think about celebrity chefs, sustainable development may not be the first concept that pops to mind. And for the preponderance of foodies eve...

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 | Home
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 | Home
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...