Monthly Archives: April 2015

Short video on the “Sustainable Development Goals“

In a 2-minute video, the United Nations Development Programme – UNDP for short – demonstrates in an understandable and interesting way what the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are all about and why they are so important for the future of the planet. Background The SDGs will take over from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) towards… Read more »

Healthy Soils for Sustainable Development

Soil is essential to life: it’s the base on which we walk and the source of our food. We take soil for granted; it is always there for us wherever we are. Maybe that is why we often forget about the health and quality of soils. The uncomfortable truth is that soils are currently suffering… Read more »

Hans Herren speaks at Congressional Briefing, “Agroecology: The Future of Food Security and Solutions to Global Hunger”

To date, the United States government has not given the terms “right to food” and “agro-ecology” the weight they deserve. For example, rather than promote agro-ecological practices, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), tends to support market-oriented solutions, such as chemical fertilizers, pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The Interfaith Working Group on… Read more »