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.
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In this Q&A reporter Aude Lorriaux talks with economist Alain de Janvry to gain some insight into how GMOs can revolutionize agriculture to find out why the Green Revolution didn’t work in Africa.
American University professor Deborah Brautigam stopped by to talk about Africa-China relations and zeroed in on the textile industry.
The Africa Reporting Project’s One Question series continues with UC Berkeley Ph.D candicate Nathan McClintock, who facilitated a discussion about urban agriculture.
Land conflict in Liberia–What’s a woman in Liberia to do when she’s kicked off her land by a returning male family member? When a representative from the Catholic Peace and Justice Commission educates villages on new Liberian laws, which grant land rights to women, an almost 4-year old family dispute is resolved. Shown through multimedia […]
Surrounded by rich fabrics, gorgeous models and ambitious designers, reporter Shalwah Evans is exposed to another world of fashion at Joburg Fashion Week in South Africa.
The Herald (Harare): Zimbabwe: USAID Gives U.S.$14 Million to Farmers, Agri-Businesses The United States Agency for International Development has awarded approximately US$14 million to support more than 52, 000 farmers and agri-businesses in Zimbabwe. The embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section said the grants would be aimed at restoring livelihoods to […]
By SHALWAH EVANS
November 18, 2009
As a reporter my job is to take complicated issues and frame them so that they make sense to the average person—or so I thought. But by the end of this World Summit on Food Security, I too am confused about this behemoth of an issue.
While U.N. dignitaries and leaders exchanged presentations about the global food crisis, smallholder farmers and their advocates were holding another conversation across town. Our Day 2 coverage of the World Summit on Food Security in Rome turns to the People’s Food Sovereignty Forum.