Nepalese villagers endure harsh temperatures and steep hikes to harvest yarsagumba, the rare fungus known as “Himalayan Viagra,” which sells for about $9,400 a pound. To see more photography by Thomas L. Kelly, visit www.thomaslkellyphotos.com Arms race on America’s streets Arms race on America’s streets Thomas L. Kelly Fortunes are being made in the pursuit […]
A new initiative looks at farms as parts of complex systems that provide more than food and income.
A controversial resettlement program in Ethiopia is the latest battleground in the global race to secure prized farmland and water. TRANSCRIPT: Anchor introduction: And now a follow-up to a story that aired on PBS NewsHour in April 2010 about foreign land investment in Ethiopia. In the wake of that investment, tens of thousands of residents […]
Tonight’s story on PBS NewsHour probes the connection between foreign investment in African farmland and the displacement of native people.
Bangladesh has made dramatic progress in ensuring that its people are fed. But can it stop a changing climate from sweeping away the gains? Protesters in the southern city of Satkhira call on the government to help them drain their waterlogged fields.Jon Miller/Homelands Productions This story originally aired on American Public Media’s Marketplace. TRANSCRIPT: Kai Ryssdal: There […]
It’s no coincidence that the world’s poorest countries also are the most vulnerable to a changing climate.
Viewers respond to our PBS NewsHour story about food and family planning in the Philippines.
The Philippines can no longer feed itself. That leaves two options: Increase supply or try to do something about demand.
This story also appeared on PBS NEWSHOUR. A related story can be found on American Public Media’s Marketplace. The Philippines’ swelling population is causing fishing villages to embrace birth control for the first time, and not just as a means to plan their families. They also see it as a path to long-term food security, […]
“Food for 9 Billion” is all over the airwaves tonight, with features on American Public Media’s Marketplace and PBS NewsHour on the links between population growth and food security.