Month: December 2015

Agriculture Cannot Feed the World at the Environment’s Expense

By Scott Angle (@ScottAngleIFDC), IFDC President and CEO World leaders in Paris recently reached a historic global agreement on reducing humans’ influence on climate. As momentum grows around this triumph, the vital role of agriculture must not be overlooked. According to a recent World Bank report, agriculture will be the main driver of climate-generated poverty. Rising temperatures threaten harvests, generate higher…

Kobita Pal – Hope When There Wasn’t Any

Be on the lookout for our upcoming IFDC Magazine, due out this month. Until then, enjoy one of several success stories included in the next issue. Kobita Pal stands in her garden. Her golden sari glows as she reaches up to pick a healthy, green banana. A proud smile comes across her face. “It wasn’t always like this,” she says.…

#IFDCSoilChat Recap

Ahead of World Soil Day 2015, IFDC hosted a Twitter chat to discuss new and ongoing ways to nourish the world’s soil and help those who depend on it. Expert participants included Dr. Scott Angle, IFDC president and CEO; Dr. Katrin Glatzel, Agriculture for Impact policy and research officer; Devex, a social enterprise connecting global development professionals; and the Soil…