A big part of global food security is about increasing yields, and Kenyan farmers are doing just that with the help of a local tree.
Part two of the Paradigm Project’s reality webseries Stove Man is online. In it, Greg and Austin try to cook over an open fire the traditional Kenyan way.
Agricultural production is only the first step in moving the world’s food from farm to fork…
There are so many concerns tied to GMO foods — health concerns from scientifically documented health risks, environmental concerns by the bushel, and economic returns (GMO companies are generally large and monopolistic and are not good for small farmers and communities). For all of these reasons, and maybe more, there is a strong groundswell of opposition to GMOs around the world, including in Kenya. Last week, the African Biodiversity Network released a statement on how it thinks the Kenyan government should be supporting its farmers and protecting its citizens.
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.
Nearly three billion people still live on a subsistence level and must gather wood to cook with. The Paradigm Project aims to provide cookstoves to as many people as possible.