The Worldwatch Institute recently launched its flagship publication, State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet in New York City. The report spotlights successful agricultural innovations and unearths major successes in preventing food waste, building resilience to climate change, and strengthening farming in cities.
It’s nearly a half-century since the Green Revolution and yet a large share of the human family is still chronically hungry. Since the mid 1980s when agricultural funding was at its height, the share of global development aid has fallen from over 16 percent to just 4 percent today. Drawing from the world’s leading agricultural experts and from hundreds of innovations that are already working on the ground, State of the World 2011 will help serve as a road map for the funding and development communities.
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Two IATP Food and Society Fellows contributed to this anthology: Anna Lappé wrote a chapter on the "Climate Crisis on our Plates" and Fred Bahnson cotributed a vignette chapter profiling some noteworthy faith-based groups and their innovative approaches to hunger relief in sub-Saharan Africa.