Seeds. Sustainability. Saving and improving lives. Those are some of the topics hit on during a conversation with Roy Steiner, deputy director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's agricultural development program, about the foundation's agriculture work in the developing world, this week on NPR/KUOW's The Conversation.
During the 20-minute segment, Steiner talks with host Ross Reynolds about the strong connection between agriculture and poverty. He explains the foundation's approach, and what we and our partners are learning about how best to feed the one billion people who go hungry, every day.
For those interested in finding out more about the foundation's work on making sure poor farm families can grow more food and live better lives, it's a great introduction. You can download the show or stream it here.