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Danielle Nierenberg

Title Project Director
Organization Worldwatch Institute

Danielle Nierenberg, an expert on sustainable agriculture, currently serves as Project Director of the Nourishing the Planet project for the Worldwatch Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based environmental think tank. She recently spent 18 months  traveling to more than 30countries across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia looking at environmentally sustainable ways of alleviating hunger and poverty.

Her knowledge of global agriculture issues has been cited widely in more than 3,000 major publications including The New York TimesUSA Today, the International Herald TribuneThe Washington PostBBC, the Guardian (UK), the Mail and Guardian (South Africa), the East African (Kenya), TIME magazine, Reuters, Agence France PresseVoice of America, the Times of India, and other major publications.
Danielle worked for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic and also currently serves as the food security advisor for Citizen Effect (an NGO focused on sustainable development projects worldwide). She holds an M.S. in Agriculture, Food, and Environment from Tufts University and a B.A. in Environmental Policy from Monmouth College.

Posts By Danielle Nierenberg

Family planning is Key to a Sustainable World

If all women had the means to space the births of their children by three years, deaths of children under-five would decrease by 35 percent – saving nearly a million children’s lives.

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