Women Farmers Fight Back
Developments has some troubling news about women farmers in poor areas. A startling amount (upwards of 80 percent) of the food in poor countries is produced by women, but they often don’t have ample resources to work with and some even starve. As farmer Rosemary Mubita told the magazine: “Poor women farmers don’t get any support. They need help with seeds, fertilizer, credit. They are the ones who are growing the crops and cooking the food to feed their families, yet often are forced to go to bed hungry.” Mubita is helping promote a report about the state of women’s hunger and food production, which was recently released by Concern Worldwide–an organization trying to raise awareness and rally support for this important, but oft-neglected workforce.
How One Farm is Reinventing Agriculture for Better Food and a Brighter Future
Essex Farms in upstate New York is mounting a challenge to the foundation of industrialized agriculture.
Poaching in Africa Becomes Increasingly Militarized
Dozens of African rangers are killed each year by increasingly well-armed and -organized poachers in a bloody conflict over the continent’s wildlife.
Putting Income Inequality on the Table
A new study shows how the food gap is widening – and what can be done.