Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Could Africa be the world's next breadbasket?
Humanitarian agencies have long been using protein and energy bars filled with nutrients and vitamins when responding to food emergencies.
Earlier this week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reiterated the United States' commitment to reduce Africa's dependence on food aid and promote agricultural sustainability while in Nairobi, Kenya. Vilsack said the U.S.
A million hectares in Uganda. Some 690,000 hectares in Sudan. And 500,000 hectares in Tanzania. These are just a few of the numbers that have appeared on the bargaining table in the past year as foreign firms scramble for land leases in Africa.
Could you imagine having to walk a full day to get medical care, and then wait weeks to learn your test results?
More than $50 billion of foreign aid is given to African countries every year to address poverty on the continent.
It’s not easy to find something good to say about the global economic downturn, but a former World Bank economist claims that there is a possible bright spot.
We have elevation maps, weather maps, and population maps. So why not soil maps? It may be the key to the food security of an entire continent.
Since the beginning of the presidential election, President Obama has always had tremendous support from African nations because of his Kenyan roots.
Did you know that it costs more to ship a ton of wheat from Kenya to neighboring Uganda than it does to ship it across the Atlantic?
First, food and fuel prices skyrocketed, causing serious problems for families in the developing world. Now, the worldwide credit crisis has delivered yet another serious blow to the economic outlook for low and middle-income countries.
Working Villages International (WVI) is an NGO with a unique take on how to eliminate poverty in Africa. Their new initiative, Village Reliance, aims to combat poverty directly, rather than dealing only with its effects.
We buy cheap bootleg DVDs and fake Coach purses from random street vendors with little hesitation. But what about buying your daily medication from them, too?
Some at the UN Food Summit are suggesting a second green revolution is needed to curb soaring food prices.
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