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Vilsack reflects on Obama’s foreign aid legacy

By Nora Faris DES MOINES, Iowa — Barack Obama was elected in 2008 as a world leader, promising hope and change. Nearing the end of his second term, Obama has established a legacy as a world feeder after the passage of the … Continue reading

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Dehydrator designed to reduce food loss

  By Maria Kalaitzandonakes DES MOINES, Iowa — It was mango harvesting time in Kamluli, Uganda, when the KinoSol team first tried out their new sun-powered dehydrator. The team hoped its technology would reduce food loss for subsistence farmers. According to … Continue reading

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Coffee fuels farmer and community growth

By Maria Kalaitzandonakes DES MOINES, Iowa — On Thursday morning as many as 1,200 agricultural advocates at the World Food Prize gathered over steaming cups of coffee. The week, it seems, is powered by caffeine. But before the coffee was here, … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe farmer empowers female farmers to scale up and work together

By Maria Kalaitzandonakes DES MOINES, Iowa — The banks refused to loan Ruramiso Mashumba money to buy a tractor. They shook their heads at her:  young, farming, single and female. It all spelled risk. “Women farmers don’t have access to … Continue reading

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Argentine farmer fights for no-till agriculture, wins Kleckner Award

By Maria Kalaitzandonakes DES MOINES, Iowa — About 40 years ago Maria “Pilu” Giraudo’s father began to notice his soil eroding. He and neighboring farmers tried tirelessly to reverse the damage. After some years and many, many trials and advice … Continue reading

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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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U.S. expands role in global hunger

By Thomas Hellauer DES MOINES, Iowa – Former World Food Prize Laureate and president of Bread for the World, Rev. David Beckmann, expressed optimism on the status of global food security and poverty. “Since 1990, the number of people in extreme … Continue reading

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