Monthly Archives: October 2015

World Food Prize ceremony honors women not just in agriculture

By Alexa Ahern DES MOINES, Iowa — Women around the world were the stars of this past week’s World Food Prize. Speakers such as Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, and honoree Joyce Banda, former president of Malawi … Continue reading

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Open data a necessary resource for farmers

By Jieyang Zheng and Alexa Ahern DES MOINES, Iowa — Data gives farmers control and knowledge and open data can broaden access to new technologies and precise market information. But challenges arise when private sector groups conceal data, make it … Continue reading

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Help people to help themselves, a better model to improve small holder’s life

By Jiayi Wang DES MOINES, Iowa — Charles F. Nicholson holds a small box of dried mangoes and invites people at the 2015 World Food Prize to taste the product made by farmers at Tiron, a small Indonesian village. Nicholson … Continue reading

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People at the 2015 World Food Prize

Video by Sahar Majid

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The orange revolution: feeding the world one sweet potato at a time

By Jieyang Zheng and Alexa Ahern DES MOINES, Iowa — Sweet potatoes have a secret. They aren’t all sugary holiday dishes. The orange-fleshed sweet potatoes that are ubiquitous on Thanksgiving tables are rich in Vitamin A. However, their paler cousin, … Continue reading

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A story in tweets: issues at World Food Prize 2015

By Jieyang Zheng Click here to see some of the important ideas surrounding agricultural development to #Endhunger. https://storify.com/Sophia0126/a-recap-of-world-food-prize-2015

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Food Sovereignty Prize provides alternative to World Food Prize

By Alexa Ahern DES MOINES, Iowa — A different kind of food prize was awarded Wednesday evening at a small Methodist church two miles north of the bustle of the World Food Prize at the Marriott Downtown Hotel. The sounds … Continue reading

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