Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Food Security http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:42:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Small Farms, Large Stakes: Climate Change and Smallholder Farmers http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-farms-large-stakes-climate-change-and-smallholder-farmers/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-farms-large-stakes-climate-change-and-smallholder-farmers/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:30:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20503 Farmer in Tanzania. Smallholder farmers are estimated to represent 85% of the world's farms and provide over 80% of the food consumed in the developing world. (© Benjamin Drummond)The impacts of climate change on smallholders will likely have enormous consequences for all of us.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-farms-large-stakes-climate-change-and-smallholder-farmers/feed/ 2 South Africa’s ‘Ecorangers’ Preserve Grasslands, Reduce Livestock Loss http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/south-africas-ecorangers-preserve-grasslands-reduce-livestock-loss/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/south-africas-ecorangers-preserve-grasslands-reduce-livestock-loss/#comments Fri, 23 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20387 herder and horse, Eastern Cape, South AfricaThese tech-savvy herders monitor pastures as they move their animals, making sure the land is not overgrazed.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/south-africas-ecorangers-preserve-grasslands-reduce-livestock-loss/feed/ 4 Vote to Help CI-Brazil’s “+ Sustainable Fisheries” Project Win a Google Grant http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/vote-to-help-ci-brazils-sustainable-fisheries-project-win-a-google-grant/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/vote-to-help-ci-brazils-sustainable-fisheries-project-win-a-google-grant/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20292 fisherman freediving for fish, BrazilWe want to develop a smartphone-based system to track how fish are sourced.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/vote-to-help-ci-brazils-sustainable-fisheries-project-win-a-google-grant/feed/ 1 Why Palm Oil Isn’t the Enemy http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/why-palm-oil-isnt-the-enemy/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/why-palm-oil-isnt-the-enemy/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20191 oil palm fruit in MalaysiaIt’s where and how it’s grown that we need to change.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/why-palm-oil-isnt-the-enemy/feed/ 11 Teenager Bikes Across Africa for Conservation International http://blog.conservation.org/2014/02/teenager-bikes-across-africa-for-conservation-international/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/02/teenager-bikes-across-africa-for-conservation-international/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20020 photo courtesy of David CraneIn the middle of a four-month bike race, CI supporter David Crane blogs from Ethiopia.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/02/teenager-bikes-across-africa-for-conservation-international/feed/ 1 Savings Group Supports Small Business in Cambodian Floating Village http://blog.conservation.org/2014/01/savings-group-supports-small-business-in-cambodian-floating-village/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/01/savings-group-supports-small-business-in-cambodian-floating-village/#comments Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19848 woman and daughter in floating house, Tonle Sap Lake, CambodiaIn a few short months, Sophy has gone from borrowing money to loaning it.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/01/savings-group-supports-small-business-in-cambodian-floating-village/feed/ 1 Protecting One of World’s Largest Freshwater Fisheries, One Village at a Time http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/protecting-one-of-worlds-largest-freshwater-fisheries-one-village-at-a-time/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/protecting-one-of-worlds-largest-freshwater-fisheries-one-village-at-a-time/#comments Thu, 21 Nov 2013 03:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19614 boy paddling boat in Tonle Sap Lake, CambodiaThree million people depend on fish from Cambodia's highly threatened Tonle Sap Lake.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/protecting-one-of-worlds-largest-freshwater-fisheries-one-village-at-a-time/feed/ 4 How Shell, Chevron and Coke Tackle the Energy-Water-Food Nexus http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/how-shell-chevron-and-coke-tackle-the-energy-water-food-nexus/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/how-shell-chevron-and-coke-tackle-the-energy-water-food-nexus/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19539 rice crop in TanzaniaIn the next 15-20 years, the world will need 30% more water, 45% more energy and 50% more food.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/11/how-shell-chevron-and-coke-tackle-the-energy-water-food-nexus/feed/ 0 Fish to Thrive: Marine Protection Helps Give Poor Communities a Leg Up http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/fish-to-thrive-marine-protection-helps-give-poor-communities-a-leg-up/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/fish-to-thrive-marine-protection-helps-give-poor-communities-a-leg-up/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19485 children in MadagascarThis was the first time I had seen so visibly the tangible impacts of CI’s work.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/fish-to-thrive-marine-protection-helps-give-poor-communities-a-leg-up/feed/ 1 The Challenges of Life in a Malagasy Village http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/the-challenges-of-life-in-a-malagasy-village/ http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/the-challenges-of-life-in-a-malagasy-village/#comments Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:25:32 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=19469 Ambodivahibe Marine Reserve, MadagascarMy questions for the community seemed absurd — until I tried a different tactic.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2013/10/the-challenges-of-life-in-a-malagasy-village/feed/ 1