Nepal: a future for people and forests

Nepal Livelihoods & Forestry Programme: a future for people and forests The UK government-funded Livelihoods and Forestry Programme (LFP) has been operating in rural Nepal since 2001. The mission of LFP is to improve the livelihoods of the poor through sustainable forest management. It protects the environment and makes the country beautiful for the next […]

Farm to Coop to Table: Food Justice in Urban Agriculture

>>WHERE IT GROWS AND WHERE IT GOES, THIS WEEK OUR TOPIC IS FOOD AS IT MATTERS TO OUR BODIES AND TO OUR COMMUNITIES. I’LL TALK WITH FARMERS AND CITY DESIGNERS WHO ARE CREATING EQUITABLE FOOD SYSTEMS AND HEAR ABOUT THE FIGHTS THAT ARE BREWING OVER URBAN LAND AND AGRICULTURE. THAT’S ALL COMING UP ON THE […]

The GreenHouse – Nurturing Students, Embracing Diversity

[ Music ]>>The Greenhouse is a very special place. We’re right in the middle of a neighborhood that has over 550 kids in one square block. Actually, it’s the highest concentration of kids in a six-county area per the 2000 census, and so we’re a community enrichment center that’s focused on community development and really […]

Vertical Farming – Does agriculture need to change?

The world is facing some major problems food security, water security species loss climate change Vertical farms have been proposed as part of the solution to these global problems But is it just another overhyped technology, with great claims but lacking in practical application? this video and go to explore these global problems, in context […]

Farmer-Centered Design: Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture | SkollWF 2018

President Obama Speaks on Supporting Agriculture to Fight Hunger

The President: Well, good morning, everybody. Thank you, Catherine Bertini, and Dan Glickman and everyone at the Chicago Council. We were originally going to convene, along with the G8, in Chicago. But since we’re not doing this in my hometown, I wanted to bring a little bit of Chicago to Washington. (laughter) It is wonderful […]

How Agricultural Innovations Help Feed the Future In Cambodia

I started working in Cambodia five years ago I got a scholarship to apply my disciplinary training in a developing country our team originally had the idea to introduce low row covers to Cambodian farmers as a way to protect crops from insects and after working with farmers to adapt this technology to something that […]

Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman

I’d like to start with a simple question: Why do the poor make so many poor decisions? I know it’s a harsh question, but take a look at the data. The poor borrow more, save less, smoke more, exercise less, drink more and eat less healthfully. Why? Well, the standard explanation was once summed up […]

Mushrooms Change Lives in Africa

Rob: While we have our own struggles here in the heartland, the world’s economy continues to worsen. For Africa, it’s a crisis that only adds to the on-going struggle with hunger and crippling poverty. Today, we’ll meet several people right here at home, hoping to help. And we begin with a farm couple who believe […]