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State of the World 2011

Cultivating Knowledge and Crops: Women Are Key to Sustainable Agricultural Development

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 10.17.2011 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Women account for 75 percent of the agricultural producers in sub-Saharan Africa, but the majority of women farmers are living on only $1.25 per day, according to researchers from the Worldwatch Institute.

It's All About HU

Ellen Whitehurst | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact
Ellen Whitehurst

Choose Hu.

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.

The Nutritional and Economic Potential of Vegetables

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

From 1975 to 1985, maize, wheat and rice production grew twice as fast as the global population. But the green revolution had little impact in sub-Saharan Africa -- the region most crippled by hunger.

Launching State of the World 2011

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

Last week the Worldwatch Institute launched its flagship publication, State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet in New York City....

State of the World 2011 Symposium in Washington DC and Live Streaming Online

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

State of the World 2011 provides new insight into the often overlooked innovations that are working right now on the ground to alleviate hunger and deserve more funding and attention.

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.

Malawi's Real 'Miracle'

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

Most Malawians think of foods, such as amaranth and African eggplant, as poor people foods grown by "bad" farmers. But these crops may hold the key for solving hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Malawi.

AGRA Sets the Record Straight

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

While many food advocates are concerned about the encroachment of transnational agribusiness into Africa, AGRA is focusing on breeding hybrid seeds locally, a departure from the first green revolution.