Month: December 2014

Pieces of the Innovation Puzzle: Empowering Women


The UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that if women farmers had the same opportunities as their male counterparts, up to 150 million fewer people would be hungry today. Find out how Agricultural innovation can help.

Pieces of the Innovation Puzzle: Nutrition


Poor nutrition causes 45% of deaths in children under five, or 3.1 million children each year. To provide enough nutritious food for a growing population, we need innovation.

Pieces of the Innovation Puzzle: Engaging Youth – Creating Opportunities On and Off the Farm


The survival of farms depends on the next generation. This new workforce can accelerate economic growth and food security.

Six Pieces of the Innovation Puzzle: Part 4 – Engaging Youth – Creating Opportunities On and Off the Farm

Many rural youths are seeking higher-paying jobs in urban centers. Their exodus strains the farms that provide 80 percent of the regions’ available food. To ensure this demand is met, we must offer profitable agricultural opportunities for young people both on and off the farm. The current youth population (around 1.6 billion) nearly matches that of the entire earth in…

Healthy Soil for a Healthy World

This blog was adapted from Dr. Amit Roy’s contribution to the International Fertilizer Industry Association publication, “Soils and Fertilizers: Expert Views.” Farmers need healthy soil to produce enough food for the world’s increasing population. The proper use of fertilizer gives soil the nutrients that plants need to thrive. Using too little or too much fertilizer affects soil productivity. Fertilizer’s high…

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