Category Archives: Huffington Post

International Women’s Day 2013

Today is the 102nd International Women’s Day. Annually on 8th March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. Since its establishment it has been growing in recognition and is now a public holiday … Continue reading

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Information Is Power, But Is it Powerful Enough to Halt Climate Change?

Katy Wilson writes for the Huffington Post. In a world where almost one billion people are chronically hungry and the current and future state of food security is beset by challenges such as climate change, knowledge and information are powerful. … Continue reading

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Eating Orange Flesh

Gordon Conway writes for the Huffington Post.  Eating orange flesh in Mozambique is not an episode from a bizarre horror movie. On the contrary it is a message of life-saving nutrition and hope for millions of young children. Orange is … Continue reading

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One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World? Yes We Can

Gordon Conway writes for the Huffington Post. In a US presidential election year, optimism comes with intense scrutiny. I am by nature an optimist, and when I am asked if we can feed the world adequately and equitably, I do … Continue reading

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Women in African agriculture: Farmers, Mothers, Innovators and Educators

Gordon Conway writes for the Huffington Post. The droughts in the US and Russia and their impact on harvests have dominated the news in the last few weeks. And with the latest USDA announcement that the US maize crop would be … Continue reading

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Tackling Malnutrition: the ‘Other’ Olympic Legacy for London 2012

Gordon Conway writes for the Huffington Post and for the Chicago Council Global Food for Thought blog. As the Olympics draw to a close, there is no doubt that the champions of London 2012 will leave a legacy of achievements … Continue reading

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Growth With Resilience: An Opportunity for African Agriculture

Sir Gordon Conway writes for the Huffington Post. Many African countries are growing fast. African GDP is growing at about 6% per year and over the past decade, 6 of the world’s 10 fastest grow¬ing countries were African. But this … Continue reading

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Who Feeds the World? (Girls)

Gordon Conway, Agriculture for Impact, writes for the Huffington Post and the Bill & Melinda Gates ‘Impatient Optimists‘ blog. Sheila Ommeh is passionate about poultry. A PhD fellow at the International Livestock Research Institute, based in Nairobi, Kenya, Sheila hopes to introduce … Continue reading

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Investing for the Future With Home Grown School Feeding

Professor Sir Gordon Conway and Professor Don Bundy from the World Bank write for the Huffington Post. The facts speak for themselves, around 60 million children across the developing world still go to school hungry everyday – 40% of them in Africa. … Continue reading

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Pesticides Create Pests, Don’t They?

Gordon Conway writes for the Huffington Post. Since the 1960s we have known that pesticides when used without care and attention will cause insect pest outbreaks. But we never seem to learn. In recent years there have been severe outbreaks … Continue reading

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