Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Politics, schmolitics—the Obama administration's new list of antipoverty projects has our hearts aflutter.
For decades, the term “genetically modified organism” has sounded like something inherently inedible. But a loud new voice is replying that the world should eat up anyway.
As the Apps4Africa climate challenge announces its winners, African farmers and communities gain new market tools in tackling the everyday challenges of climate change. And who better to design these tools than Africans themselves?
The 2012 Farm Bill has reignited the food aid debate. If a few innovative policies can help alleviate hunger and trim the foreign aid budget, will governments bite?
Reporting in collaboration with Yadira Gutierrez.
More than 800 staff members in 47 countries cast a vote for their favorite innovation. Which is your favorite?
And the winner of Mercy Corps’ internal innovations competition is...(drumroll, please)... Ethiopia! Despite—or very well perhaps because—of the massive drought that's hit the Horn of Africa, community members and Mercy Corps staff have hit on a solution that's both simple and cheap.
Earth to Big Oil: On a global scale, The Keystone XL pipeline would probably kill more jobs than it creates.
How bad is the drought and famine in East Africa? Climate scientist Simon Mason elaborates in this video interview.
A new program in Brazil is turning tragedy on its head by paying the poor to preserve their natural surroundings.
The world's poorest have long struggled to borrow. Now, an alternative microfinance model is also making it easier for poor people to save.
During the lifecycle of a Haitian mango, a lot can go wrong.
A Dutch company looks to combine international aid with corporate profit, according to allAfrica.com.
Killing jobs: underrated.
Women comprise 43 percent of the world’s farmers. In Africa, it’s 80 percent. Women plant, harvest, process and sell their crops, but men continue to dominate agricultural science and research. This may be about to change.
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