Exploring the challenge of keeping ourselves fed
at a time of rapid social and environmental change
In our latest videos, CIR digs into the largest Chinese purchase of an American business: iconic Smithfield Foods to Shuanghui International.
China has the potential to revive California’s beleaguered dairy industry, but at what environmental cost?
In India, climate change is already forcing farmers to adapt to saltwater intrusion, flooding and droughts.
In Niger, farmers race to reclaim the desert and break the link between drought and famine.
Progress has been impressive on the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals, but hunger rates remain stubbornly high.
To feed a growing population, the world will have to produce more food. But that’s only part of the story. Meet the winners of the 2012 Innovation Challenges.
Tomorrow is a big day for public confabulation about feeding a world with 9 billion people in it, with high-profile events in Aspen, Colo., and New York.
With wealthy countries distracted by other crises, hopes dim that haves and have-nots will find common ground on sustainable development.
With its farmers retiring, Japan grapples with a question that many industrialized nations now face: Who will grow our food in the future?
As farmers age and family farms struggle to stay afloat, societies everywhere seek ways to get young people excited about agriculture.
As a listen of American Public Media's Marketplace points out, one of the keys to sustainable farming is healthy, living soil.
Farmers in Ghana face tough choices in the search for a fertility boost.
Long dismissed as anti-modern or romantic, agroecology's concept of farming based on ecological principles is catching on.
Executive producer, Food for 9 Billion
China correspondent, PRI's The World
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