In this episode: Defeating locust swarms in Chad that threaten food security; in The Philippines a financial education programme encourages Filipino workers abroad to invest in agricultural cooperatives; and in Iraq, refugees from Syria arrive in search of food and safety.
Four months ago, Lemusa village in Indonesia was drowned in mud when a flood caused a massive landslide. Most people, like Rita Rondonuwu, lost their farms - their main source of income.
It's Easter - a time when Americans buy more than 30 million kilograms of chocolate! But will chocaholics always be able to get their fix? Cocoa supplies are dwindling and it's predicted that by 2020, chocolate companies will be short of 1 million tons of cocoa. To solve this problem, Mars chocolate company has partnered with Indonesian cocoa farmers to produce more and better cocoa.
In this episode of Hungry Planet: Junior farmer field schools in Kenya use agriculture to teach children from refugee communities about nutrition, entrepreneurship and life; a series of haunting images tells the story of the lives of Syrian refugees in Lebanon; and a campaign to promote local consumption of quinoa in Bolivia is improving diets and farmer incomes.
In this episode: After devastating floods, Indonesian farmers learn how to diversify their incomes; an innovative project in Tunisia helps farming communities fight unemployment and poverty; and a pilot project in Kenya supports dairy farmers in their fight against animal diseases.
Quinoa is believed to be one of the world's healthiest foods. Yet in Bolivia, the world's largest grower and exporter, quinoa has been seen as "poor person's food" and most Bolivians have favoured less nutritious imported grains. Now a campaign to promote quinoa consumption in Bolivia is not only improving diets, but also the livelihoods of small farmers.