Danielle Nierenberg, an expert on sustainable agriculture, currently serves as Project Director of the Nourishing the Planet project for the Worldwatch Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based environmental think tank. She recently spent a year traveling to more than 25 countries across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia looking at environmentally sustainable ways of alleviating hunger and poverty. Her knowledge of global agriculture issues has been cited widely in more than 3,000 major publications including The New York Times, USA Today, the International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, BBC, the Guardian (UK), the Mail and Guardian (South Africa), the East African (Kenya), TIME magazine, Reuters, Agence France Presse, Voice of America, the Times of India, and other major publications. Danielle worked for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic and also currently serves as the food security advisor for Citizen Effect (an NGO focused on sustainable development projects worldwide). She holds an M.S. in Agriculture, Food, and Environment from Tufts University and a B.A. in Environmental Policy from Monmouth College. This episode has been sponsored by Hearst Ranch.
“The more that farmers are creating unions, cooperatives, and farmers groups, the better able they will be able to share those technologies, business practices, and environmental sustainability practices. They will be better able to do their job.” [16:45]
— Danielle Nierenberg on Greenhorn Radio