Student Work

Poultry Promise

Feb 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Student Work

Generations of experts have dedicated their careers to finding ways to make sure children around the world have enough to eat. As Beth Hoffman reports from Uganda, some are turning to an overlooked bird to provide food and income.



Johannesburg gets chic just right

Jan 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Student Work

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.



‘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.



World Summit on Food Security concludes in Rome

Nov 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Student Work

Financial donations and other efforts to attack food insecurity around the globe need to be “scaled up,” the director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization said on Wednesday, as the World Summit on Food Security concluded in Rome. But the lack of attendance at the summit by all G8 country leaders–except Italy, where the three-day summit was held–did not bode well for increasing investment, donations and food aid to where they are needed most.



World Food Summit: Day 2

Nov 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Student Work

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.



World Food Summit: Day 1

Nov 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Student Work

Our coverage of the World Summit on Food Security in Rome begins today. Check here for ongoing live coverage of the day’s events.



At Café Sidamo, Ethiopian tradition serves up fresh cup every time

Oct 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Student Work

By MADELEINE BAIR
A coffee shop owner brings Ethiopia’s tradition of preparing coffee–a slow, deliberate process–to Oakland.



From the Horn of Africa to Oakland, a family tradition of food

Oct 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Student Work

By ALEXIA UNDERWOOD
An Ethiopian family keeps their grandmother’s recipes alive at a new restaurant in North Oakland.



Always without a home

Oct 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Student Work

By SHALWAH EVANS
In Morocco he was regarded as Senegalese and in Senegal he was considered Moroccan. In the United States he is clustered into the broad category of African. For this Senegalese immigrant, home is hard to come by.



Home cooking

Oct 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Student Work

By MATT DURNING
With spices and powders in her pot, Tirsit Ali brings a piece of Ethiopia to the Bay Area every day with her injera bread and shiro wot dish.