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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.

A Green Transportation Dialog Should Start During National Train Day and Transportation Week

D.A. Barber | Posted 07.05.2011 | Green
D.A. Barber

This seems the perfect opportunity to re-think the kind of jobs that would be created supporting green transportation infrastructure projects.

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.

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.

Innovative Ways of Hearing Farmers' Voices

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

The Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) lives up to its name by linking farmers, businesses, academia, researchers, donors, and national and regional governments.

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.

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.

Beyond 'Band-Aids' for Hunger

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

Our collective understanding of how to "cure" hunger has matured enough to recognize that solutions lie not only in shipping food aid, but also in a new approach that nourishes people and the planet.