Beth Hoffman

Recent Stories

Tree Planting for Carbon Raises Questions

More than a decade ago nations agreed that richer countries should pay poorer countries for "clean development" that reduces carbon emissions. The first tree carbon project in Africa under this agreement is now underway. But the trees aren't native, and t

Poultry Promise

Could the lowly chicken seriously alleviate poverty and hunger in developing countries? Putting chickens in the hands of women farmers in east Africa is yielding powerful results, and hunger experts are taking notice.

Duck Egg Rescue

Cover crops return fertility to the soil and keep it in place, but trouble arises when birds decide to nest there.

Growing Rice Debt Free

India's desperate farmers try to fortify their soil naturally, forgoing the commercial fertilizer that has driven them into debt.