By Rachel Zamzow DES MOINES, Iowa — When it comes to food security in developing countries, being poor doesn’t necessarily mean you aren’t resilient. Poor households are driven to diversify livelihoods, purchasing livestock in addition to growing crops, which makes … Continue reading
The following Indiana high school students are ready to take on the Global Youth Initiative. Discover what it took for them to journey to Des Moines, Iowa.
By Bill Allen DES MOINES, Iowa — It started when Bruce Rasa walked into the pressroom Thursday afternoon in the Marriott Hotel Downtown wearing Google Glass. It ended with Kate Hrdina and Rachel Zamzow, two University of Missouri students, pioneering … Continue reading
By Kate Hrdina DES MOINES, Iowa — About 60 percent of the world’s unused, unfarmed land is in Africa. For this reason, the continent often claims the spotlight in discussions about international agriculture. But many African countries aren’t current key … Continue reading
By Teresa Avila DES MOINES, Iowa – The third floor of the Borlaug Dialogue is quieter than the two below. It doesn’t have the flux of security needed for a panel involving world leaders, nor the bustling crowds of the … Continue reading
By Teresa Avila DES MOINES, Iowa — Polka, pomp and prizes surrounded the 2013 World Food Prize Laureate Award ceremony on Thursday night. Near the beginning of the ceremony, the two screens asked the audience: can we sustainably feed 9 … Continue reading
By Meghan Eldridge DES MOINES, Iowa — Ours is a world dependent on ice, a reality that will be largely affected by climate change in the coming years, President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson of Iceland said in his keynote address at … Continue reading