By Sara Brown and Charlene Finck
What A Day: Follow the Yellow Grain Road
If this were The Wizard of Oz, who let the brainless Scarecrow drive the truck? Luckily, he found his brain and closed the hopper.
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Focus Down on the Farm
Take a quick look at the personalized license plates on the Arizona farm trucks owned by Howard G. Buffett’s Sequoia Farm Foundation, and you have a window into what’s important to the agriculture-focused organization.
As a farmer, conservation advocate and pragmatic philanthropist rooted in the Midwest, Buffett has a global lens that stretches beyond borders. He’s passionate about agriculture’s role in feeding the hungry while being mindful of the importance of maximizing water resources and applying practical conservation practices. Along the way, he hopes to inspire other farmers to follow in his footsteps.
Farmers have a great responsibility to feed the world:
1 in 9 People in the world (795 million) don’t have enough food to lead a healthy active life.
12.9% People in developing countries are undernourished.
2 out of 3 People living in Asia are hungry.
1 in 4 People in Sub-Saharan Africa are undernourished.
45% Deaths of children under the age of five are due to poor nutrition (3.1 million each year).
1 in 6 Children (roughly 100 million) in developing countries are underweight.
3.8 million U.S. households in 2013 were unable at times during the year to provide adequate, nutritious
food for their children.