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Jerome Hubbard, second-year graduate student at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, traveled to Uganda where much of the coffee consumed in America is grown. Coffee accounts for 64% of the Uganda’s export revenues, according to the Ugandan Coffee research Centre. Click to his website to see his journey that will make you think about […]
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During the winter months of 2010, the Africa Reporting class traveled to various countries in sub-Saharan Africa and while traveling each student focused on a specific topic. The topics ranged from coffee manufacturing to beer brewing. Each photograph displayed shows what each student saw during their travels.
In a tiny village in Senegal, the film below paints a portrait of a family living on the ragged edges of globalization. Questions of work and ambition arise as the family prepares for Tabaski, the biggest holiday of the year.
video by Bryan Gibel and Elizabeth-Laure Njipwo Interview with Eric Holt-Gimenez, Executive Director of Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy from Bryan Gibel and Elizabeth-Laure Njipwo on Vimeo.
video by Laurel Moorhead and Lily Mihalik Central Valley Agriculture from Laurel Moorhead and Lily Mihalik on Vimeo.
video by Jerome Hubbard Technology and its impact on farming from Jerome Hubbard on Vimeo.
Q&A and photo slideshow by Paige Ricks Q: Are there crops grown in California that you believe would successfully grow in Africa? A: “In terms of the crops that are already grown [in Africa] that are similar to [California], we can provide new varieties and new technology to do better. I feel that there are […]
US cotton Subsidies which began in 2001 have had a huge impact on world prices for cotton in Africa, particularly Mali. This has led to a decline in cotton farming for a country that is dependent on cotton production for growing subsistence crops (food) and social services like schools and housing. This is the story […]