Author Archives: Danielle Nierenberg

World Population Day: Sustainable Agriculture for a Planet of 7 Billion

July 11th, 2011 | by Danielle Nierenberg

As the global population increases, so does the number of mouths to feed. The good news is that in addition to providing food, innovations in sustainable agriculture can provide a solution to many of the challenges that a growing population presents. Agriculture is emerging as a solution to mitigating climate change, reducing public health problems and costs, making cities more livable, and creating jobs in a stagnant global economy

Farming the Cities, Feeding an Urban Future

June 30th, 2011 | by Danielle Nierenberg

As people move from rural to urban settings in search of economic opportunities, urban agriculture is becoming an important provider of both food and employment, according to researchers with the Worldwatch Institute

Fishing for Sustainable Practices to Conserve Fisheries

May 3rd, 2011 | by Danielle Nierenberg

U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization an estimated 53 percent of fisheries are considered fully exploited—harvested to their maximum sustainable levels—with no room for expansion in production. Population growth and a higher demand for dietary protein are putting increasing pressure on depleted stocks and threatened ecosystems. Around the world, fisheries co-managed by local authorities and fishers themselves are emerging as a promising solution to replenishing depleting fish stocks

Getting “More Crop Per Drop” to Strengthen Global Food Security

April 29th, 2011 | by Danielle Nierenberg

The Green Revolution of the 1960s led to a near tripling of global grain production and a doubling of the world’s irrigated area. It also, however, demanded vast quantities of water. Previous agricultural investments have focused narrowly on increasing crop yields, while there has been relatively little research and investment in ways to make better use of scarce water resources. Affordable innovations that boost agricultural development and meet the increasing demand on already-scarce water resources while also mitigating the impacts of climate change, are more important than ever

Agriculture: The Unlikely Earth Day Hero

April 21st, 2011 | by Danielle Nierenberg

This Earth Day, Nourishing the Planet offers 15 solutions to guide farmers, scientists, politicians, agribusinesses and aid agencies as they commit to promoting a healthier environment and a more food-secure future

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