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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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By MADELEINE BAIR
A coffee shop owner brings Ethiopia’s tradition of preparing coffee–a slow, deliberate process–to Oakland.
By ALEXIA UNDERWOOD
An Ethiopian family keeps their grandmother’s recipes alive at a new restaurant in North Oakland.
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.