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Innovations That Nourish the Planet

Agriculture: The Unlikely Earth Day Hero

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

This year Nourishing the Planet highlights agriculture -- often blamed as a driver of environmental problems -- as an emerging solution to the world's challenges.

Green Building Wins the Future

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

In his State of the Union address, President Obama boldly proclaimed this to be our opportunity to win the future. But a huge part of winning that future is reducing our reliance on the fuels of the past.

Fighting for Farmworkers' Rights for More Than 40 Years

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

This is a three part series of an interview with Baldemar Velasquez, President and Founder of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee.

Hope and Progress in the Developing World, Despite Daunting Challenges

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

Who better to consult -- and to equip with the tools to help out -- in the global effort to combat hunger than the youth, women and farmers who will most benefit from it?

Thinking Big by Starting Small

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

Agriculture funding should focus on the many low-tech, African-led innovations that are already helping to alleviate hunger and poverty in environmentally sustainable ways all over the continent.

Giving Farm Workers a Voice in Zimbabwe

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

Land reform policies have left many farm workers (about 1.5 million) without a source of income as farms are divided up.

Working With the Root

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

The following is an eight-part series about Danielle Nierenberg's visit to the Ecumenical Association for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (ECASARD) in Ghana.