Topic

Food

  • Vanishing Roots

    March 17, 2016

    This is the story of faraway people, connected to each other by nothing less than a forest in distress.With much of Cambodia’s forest land lost to trade and corruption, the fight to preserve Prey Lang forest has high stakes. What legacy will Cambodia pass on to future generations?

  • Empty bowl: Poverty floods Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

    December 17, 2015

    A boy named Nguyen Van Trong walked cautiously along a ditch while keeping his eyes trained on the ground. Every day he returns to this mangrove forest to search for discarded plastic bottles that he can sell. On a good day, he can make up to two dollars, which helps to supplement his family’s income. […]

  • Encroaching desert fuels conflict in northern Nigeria

    December 11, 2015

    Northern Nigeria is a region of vast arable land, capable of feeding the entire country with enough left to export. Yet millions of its inhabitants have been uprooted in their own country, victims of the advancing Sahara Desert that is moving southward at a rate of 0.6 kilometers per year. The resulting land deterioration leaves […]

  • Flown away: Kenya’s indigenous Ogieks struggle to adapt to a changing climate

    December 10, 2015

    On the hills of Mariashoni in the eastern part of Kenya’s Mau Forest Complex, sits an old indigenous Yemdit tree with pale orange-green leaves. A lone ranger, the tree is surrounded by fresh green commercial eucalyptus trees. A single log beehive – a traditional form of beekeeping to the region’s native population – sits firmly […]

  • Empower Malawi’s women farmers to lead on conservation agriculture

    December 08, 2015

    Climate change is affecting people across the planet, however, it disproportionately impacts women, particularly those living in poor countries who are traditionally tasked with gathering food, water and fuel for the family.  As climate change dries up streams and lakes, women are walking longer distances to fetch water, firewood and other domestic necessities that are […]

  • Gbagyi women on the frontlines in Nigeria’s fight against climate change

    December 08, 2015

    “The rains didn’t start until June this year,” says Laadi Danladi, clutching water leaves in her hands as she peered across her fields. “By June or July, we should have started harvesting and eating. But now things have changed.” Danladi, a member of Nigeria’s Gbagyi indigenous group, has been farming for four years, but like […]

  • Egypt’s Nile River Delta is sinking into the sea

    December 08, 2015

    It’s not bad luck hurting Egypt’s farmers—it’s the sea. It’s warming, rising and expanding onto the low-lying, delta lands and seeping into the water that feeds them. By the end of the century, 60 percent of the delta region will be so saturated with salt as to be barely farmable.

  • China’s climate migrants

    December 03, 2015

    As the roof of their home was brought crashing down in a planned demolition, Ma Guoqing and his family set off to start their new life. Ma, 31, was leaving the village of Luziwo in the northern Chinese province of Ningxia, where he lived with his parents, his wife and his son. They knew nothing […]

  • Conflict and climate dry out Jordan Valley

    December 02, 2015

    The Jordan Valley, which encompasses modern day Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories, has long been considered the region’s food basket. But the once cascading waters of the Jordan River – the lifeblood of its fertile grounds – have been reduced in many places to a mere trickle, victim of transboundary squabbling over water rights […]

  • Long walks for water in Bolivia’s Great Chaco

    December 02, 2015

    Yumao is a community in the Bolivian Great Chaco where women and children must walk up to eight kilometers a day to collect water from the Rio Grande, an increasingly complicated feat in times of a changing climate.