Archive for May 2010

Attiekedrom: The making of a national dish

May 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Top Story

In Cote d’Ivoire, women have for years organized in cooperatives to produce and sell the Attieke, the West African country’s national dish.

Now, Attieke, a couscous, plays an important role for food security as the country struggles to get out of a decade of political turmoil.

Tree planting for carbon raises questions

May 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Stories

When villagers in southwestern Uganda began planting trees to bring back cooler temperatures and rain to their region, they caught the attention of the nation’s foresters. The officials signed them up for East Africa’s first tree carbon project. With funding from the World Bank, they’ll receive money for storing carbon in newly-planted trees. But as […]

Weaving dreams: Tracing cotton and fashion in Africa

May 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Stories

Begun in 2001, U.S. cotton subsidies have had a huge impact on world cotton prices in Africa, particularly in Mali. This has led to a decline in cotton farming for a country that is dependent on cotton production for growing subsistence food crops and social services such as education and housing. Amanda Martinez reports on […]

Mark Schapiro talks carbon trading

May 11th, 2010 | By | Category: One Question

Mark Schapiro, Senior Correspondent for the Center for Investigative Reporting, stopped by the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley to talk about carbon trading and why exactly it should be on everyone’s radar.