Alina is a communication specialist for the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and a photojournalist.
Prior to this she worked on health and agriculture program development and communication for humanitarian organizations in a range of countries including India, Indonesia, Laos, Malawi, and North Korea.
Alina is passionate about sharing stories of successful development and debating effective humanitarian aid. She regularly contributes to Reuters Alertnet and BBC online. Alina was born in India and is a graduate in Human Sciences from New College, Oxford.
April 30, 2013 / Alina Paul Bossuet
Fighting malnutrition is a complex challenge which no one can claim to solve on their own. We need to consider the agriculture, nutrition, social, and health environment and respond with tailored solutions.
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September 11, 2012 / Alina Paul Bossuet
Travel from India to Mali, and meet women like Niruji, Mariam and Temegnush, the faces of farmers who make their living from small plots of land.
August 09, 2012 / Alina Paul Bossuet
ICRISAT has partnered with farmer field school groups in Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Tanzania, and many others to produce a series of ten farmer-friendly videos on 'Fighting Striga'.
June 04, 2012 / Alina Paul Bossuet
During last month’s G8 meeting, President Barack Obama announced The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a global partnership highlighting the importance of the private sector in promoting agricultural development.
March 15, 2012 / Alina Paul Bossuet
Better seeds and farm practices mean better yields. When this is coupled with a high market demand, farmer incomes increase and they can further invest in their families and land.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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