Agriculture & Nutrition

Brande Wulff of the John Innes Centre in the United Kingdom was one of the authors of a new study that reveals a method called “speed breeding.” [Photo: John Innes Centre]

Growing plants with ‘Speed Breeding’ techniques could feed the world

by Sydney Pereira Newsweek January 2, 2018

New "speed breeding" techniques can address hunger by allowing researchers to study plants and improve their genetics faster, speeding up the process of breeding crops that are more resilient to disease and pests. ...

Photo: Maureen Salim shows off a pumpkin grown amongst her trees. [Sophie Mbugua/Mongabay]

Kenyan farmers reap economic, environmental gains from ABCDs of agroforestry

by Sophie Mbugua Mongabay December 13, 2017

Kenyan farmers are building resilience and income through an intercropping system developed with the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)...

[Photo: Reuters/Thierry Gouegnon]

African women are starting to take a lead in agricultural research

by Abdi Latif Dahir Quartz December 13, 2017

A new study shows that the number of African woman engaged in agricultural research is increasing...

Photo: The Community Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Growtainers [courtesy of Growtainers]

With Vertical Farms, Food Banks are Growing their Own Produce to Fight Hunger

by Jodi Helmer Civil Eats December 6, 2017

Vertical farms allow food banks to grow their own produce with high-tech systems in an effort to fight food insecurity year-round....

Photo: Ugandan farmer Richard Opio holds a sample of the “super beans” [AP Photo/Rodney Muhumuza]

‘Super beans’ raise hopes in parts of hunger-prone Africa

by Rodney Muhumuza The Columbian December 4, 2017

The Ugandan government is promoting a new high-yield bean in hunger-prone areas...

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina [Photo: All Africa]

Africa: Nurturing Young Entrepreneurs As the Next Generation of Hunger Fighters

by Bunmi Oloruntoba All Africa December 3, 2017

World Food Prize winner Dr. Akinwumi Adesina to establish Global Youth Institute for Africa to support a new generation of agricultural scientists and innovators...

According to official estimates, the average French person throws out 20kg-30kg of food a year – 7kg of which is still in its wrapping. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities

by Angelique Chrisafis The Guardian December 1, 2017

Legislation barring stores from spoiling and throwing away food is aimed at tackling epidemic of waste alongside food poverty French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed, under a law se...

Hunger Fighters Interview: Alex Hart

by Hunger Notes November 28, 2017

Biographic Snapshot: Alex Hart is a Program Manager, National Capital for Rise Against Hunger, an organization that works to alleviate hunger in the USA during climate crises and overseas. Alex was involved in a recent volunteer event in McLean, Virginia to assemble food/soup packa...

Hunger Fighters Interview: Jessica McClard

by Hunger Notes June 9, 2018

Hunger Fighters Interview: Jessica McClard This is part of a series we are doing about real people who are working to fight hunger and poverty around the world. Biographic Snapshot: Jessica McClard is a 42-yr-old native Arkansan and resident of Fayet...

As legacy brands lag, food companies have two options: Change to compete or buy up the new brands that are already growing rapidly. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Big Washington Food Fight

by Helena Bottemiller Evich and Catherine Boudreau Politico November 27, 2017

This article shows how insider changes in Washington power structures could impact the nutrition of US food....

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