Archive for December 2009

What we’re following 12/18/09

Dec 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Food for Thought

New York Times: Monsanto to Allow Use of Seed After Patent Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company and one of the major proponents of genetically modified crops, said in a letter to farm groups this week that it would allow farmers to grow its Roundup Ready soybeans even after a patent protecting the technology expired […]

‘Question Box’ answering the call to better agriculture for farmers

Dec 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Student Work

With new seeds being made for farmers in Africa, new methods of farming being promoted and linking farming to markets being emphasized, the need for farmers to have appropriate information on seeds, practices and market prices has been highlighted as a key intervention in improving agricultural productivity and helping empower especially small holder farmers. Gerald Businge interviews the founder and CEO of Question Box, a new initiative that is shifting the way farmers in Africa are getting their information to help boost their productivity.


Dec 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Photos

This photo gallery shows the images our correspondents have taken along their various reporting travels. Click on the play button to view the gallery. You can also add your images related to Africa, agriculture and women to our flickr photostream.

Africa Reporting Project correspondent publishes story on Ted Miguel in East Bay alt weekly

Dec 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Food for Thought

By ARP Staff
December 5, 2009

Africa Reporting Project correspondent Madeleine Bair published a story this week in the East Bay Express about economist Ted Miguel’s research on climate change and civil conflict in Africa. The study, produced by Miguel and a UC Berkeley doctoral student, is the first to link global warming to human warfare.