Featured Stories

Central Valley: Final curtain for the pink boll worm

Oct 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Stories, One Question

Every day, a Cessna 206 flies over California’s San Joaquin Valley. As it approaches the valley’s cotton fields, its rear door opens some 500 ft above the ground, to release a sea of small gray moth with fringed wings — pink boll worms.

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 […]

A conversation with Gebisa Ejeta, 2009 World Food Prize laureate

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Stories

Madeleine Bair recently caught up with 2009 World Food Prize winner Gebisa Ejeta in Des Moines, Iowa

A garden grows in Mosswood

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Stories

Kijiji Grows, the brainchild of Eric Maundu and Keba Konte, seeks to teach food production through hydroponics.

Dinner with Moussa

Oct 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Stories

A conversation with Moussa Sow as he cooks yassa poulet, a dish from his native Senegal.