Sep 3, 2014

 

The Battle to Build a Sustainable Food Economy

 In late March, a delegation of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the World Food Programme and the Farm Journal Foundation, traveled to Afghanistan and Iraq to see firsthand the devastation and subsequent renewal facing these regions. Led by Howard W. Buffett, Director of Agriculture Development for The U.S. Department of Defense, and Howard G. Buffett, the founder of the HGBF; Andy Weber, CEO of Farm Journal Media and Kip Tom of Tom Farms traveled to these countries. Learn more about their journey.






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From the Ground Up

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    05/12/2011
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  • In His Own Words
    04/27/2011
    Follow Indiana farmer, Kip Tom, as he experiences the front lines of food insecurity firsthand and witnesses how much American farmers can accomplish with a simple bag of grain.
  • From the Ground Up: Before and After
    04/20/2011
    In late March, a delegation of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the World Food Programme and the Farm Journal Foundation, traveled to Afghanistan and Iraq to see firsthand the devastation and subsequent renewal facing these regions.
  • Farmers Travel to Afghanistan
    04/19/2011
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  • The First Day and the Last Day
    04/17/2011
    The delegation visited a school that is part of the World Food Programme’s Red Cup initiative, spent time with producers across the region, learned about the agriculture of Afghanistan and Iraq and met with several Afghan entrepreneurs. They also had once in a lifetime experiences like flying in a black hawk helicopter over the Himalayan mountains and driving a plow behind oxen. Read this broad overview of the trip.

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Read About Our Journey


From a Farmer's Perspective

Kip Tom, an Indiana farmer, shares his travel diary from the Afghan countryside.

 

 

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With an Open Mind

Farm Journal Foundation Chairman, Andy Weber's firsthand experience in writing.

 

 

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Through A Photo Lens

Photographer, Lou Pierce, captures the heart of Afghanistan in his recountance.

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

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