by Ghazal Rahmanpanah
A century ago immigration in the United States was synonymous with the image of ships arriving at Ellis Island filled with Central, Eastern and Southern Europeans seeking refuge from war and poverty. Today the topic is a far more complicated. In the past year, tens of thousands of young undocumented minors have fled their homes and trekked through dangerous land to the U.S. border only to be greeted by angry protestors and overcrowded detention centers.
by Danielle Nierenberg
Across the planet, women and girl farmers play a big role in changing the food system and creating a well-nourished world. In fact, approximately 70 percent of all farmers in the developing world are women. In poor and rich nations alike, they are taking on more defined roles in food and agriculture. Food Tank and the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) produced this new video highlighting how meeting the needs of women farmers equals a better world.