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Philanthropists should get behind agro-ecology to feed the world

2 Kenneth Wilson 22 January 2013

Global food issues are grabbing our attention and for good reason: the industrial system of the last 60 years is fraying at the edges, causing cascading environmental and social problems. More than 12 per cent …

Putting nutrition and agriculture knowledge into collective action

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 23 August 2012

In visiting with African families, Melinda French Gates, co-chair of the foundation, repeatedly witnesses the constant struggle by mothers to ensure that their children have adequate nutrition. In today’s world there is often a disconnect …

How do we produce more food, while taking care of the planet?

2 Kate Schneider 21 February 2012

Last week, Oxfam released a report which states in no uncertain terms that ending poverty can happen without putting any more strain on our planet’s resources. Last month in his annual letter, Bill Gates talked about …