Stories: Food

  • Visit to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives

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  • Tanzania’s Minister of Agriculture

    Because we’re kicking off our International Reporting Project trip in Dar Es Salaam we’re having all the “official” meetings right at the beginning. It’s a great opportunity and very informative, but also a little confusing without having seen a lot of the issues on the ground. Looking forward to talking to...

  • The Surprising Cause of Stunting in Tanzania

    In the developed world most people have no idea what stunting is. It is a health problem we do not have to worry about because access to nutritious and fortified foods is abundant in our supermarkets and restaurants and ultimately our kitchens. For us, the stark opposite of stunting for our children is our major dilemma. In developing countries,...

  • Karibu! Dar es Salaam, Dia 1

    A fome na África é um tema que raramente merece notícias nos jornais ou TVs, a não ser quando ganha proporções catastróficas, como em 1983 na Etiópia. Ainda menos espaço é dedicado a matérias sobre a África que dá certo – esforç...

  • Bondye From the Mountaintop

    Last Sunday, I took a trip up to the highest point overlooking the city of Port-au-Prince and took a few photos – it wasn’t particularly inspiring.   Until I saw this little girl in luminous green – I missed the full body shot.   Whilst being harassed by street vendors all selling the same old same...

  • A Flavour of Zambia

    A trip wouldn’t be a trip without me banging on about the food and yesterday, during a break from reporting, I got the chance to sample a traditional Zambian meal. You always know you’re heading to a good place when you have to queue to get in and the road outside Twa-Pandula was packed with cars...

  • Traditional Zambian Lunch

    I just had a traditional Zambian lunch, which included guinea fowl, beef, pork trotter, and all manner of veg, some of it which was ground up with peanuts. Delish. My colleagues Emily and Anjali: And our awesome fixer Sally who is always super glamourous: Catherine de Lange is a science journalist and editor at Naturejobs. She...

  • World Hunger: Time Is Running Out

    I feel sorry for world leaders. All those regular summits in luxury resorts, where friends hang out with equally powerful friends in multiple acre leisure clubs and international five-star hotels, but alas have little time to enjoy the facilities. All those buffets, good linen and cruise ship-style dinner menus to deal with when your mind is really on higher things...

  • Growing Haiti – Piti, Piti, Wazo Fe Nich Li.

    Growing Haiti is a South-South collaboration which focuses on strengthening Haitian women and families via sustainable micro gardening initiatives. With the support of friends and family, Mark Jacobs, a Guyanese farmer, writer, and educator, has been working with Haitian people on growing vegetables and other sustainable agriculture related initiatives. One focus is income generation from selling excess produce. The...

  • Fast Tips on Nutrition and Healthy Living for the Busy 9-5-ers

    The Lagos state government recently provided free medical services to people living in Ayobo-Ipaja community. Thousands of people turned up daily for the one-week exercise. I left the venue on day two wondering if there is a brimming investment opportunity at the grassroots healthcare system that business people are not exploring. The common belief is that people are poor, thus...