Complex issues require facts, dialogue and clear thinking.

Posted in: Uncategorized- Jun 28, 2013 No Comments

The last bastion of unbelievers in climate change may unfortunately reside in the U.S. Congress.   Obama gave a speech this week on climate change without mentioning agriculture. It is known that agriculture plays important role in both producing carbon; for example, via livestock and the use of fertilizer, but also if properly managed can [...]

Insightful thoughts from two women working in African agriculture

Posted in: Uncategorized- Jun 21, 2013 No Comments

Raising enough food to feed a burgeoning global population is a complex problem that requires the best minds and coordination of the public/private sector.  There are couple interesting thoughts I’d like to share from two African women that work in agriculture. The first is Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, chief executive officer and head of mission, [...]

Intersection of climate change, food security and poverty reduction.

Posted in: Uncategorized- Jun 17, 2013 No Comments

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) global carbon diozide emissions in 2012 reached a record.  At the intersection of climate change, food security and poverty reduction is the African smallholder farmer and their sisters and brothers whom are herder/farmers (pastoralists)  in the Sahel.  While the West works toward reducing fossil fuel consumption and vehicle [...]