Food and Water

The world needs to produce 50% more food than it is today to feed the nine billion people expected to inhabit the earth by 2050, according to the World Bank. Yet climate change and declining crop yields are confounding that effort. In this section you'll read how a combination of compassion and technology can help solve the food and water insecurity already plaguing regions around the world.

Students Build App to Ensure Classmates Don't Go to Bed Hungry

Tue, 2017-05-02 08:55 -- Compassionate C...

Students at the Secondary School for Journalism in Brooklyn realized that over 78% of students at their school receive free lunch, but often have no way of getting dinner. Using STEAM, the students created an app in hopes of supplying students with meals after-school for free -- and they won a top award for it.

Kitchen Social: Tackling hunger and isolation during school holidays

Tue, 2017-02-21 12:15 -- Compassionate C...

The Mayor's Fund for London is calling on businesses and community organizations to support its efforts to reduce hunger and social isolation for disadvantaged children across London during school holidays. Deputy Mayor Matthew Ryder explains the campaign in this video.

EZ Farm uses the Internet of Things to Improve Food Security in Africa

Thu, 2016-11-17 12:25 -- Compassionate C...

IBM Research is using the Internet of Things to help local farmers in Kenya optimize crop growth. As Dr. Kala Flemming explains in a brief video, farmers using the EZ Farm IoT remote monitoring solution are seeing better quality produce and will also see more produce.

Intelligent Cloud Computing Lifts Villages Out of Water Poverty

Fri, 2016-11-11 12:39 -- Compassionate C...

A team from the University of Oxford hopes to lift five million people in rural Africa and Asia from water-related poverty by linking smart water pumps to the cloud. Learn in this video from Microsoft Research how Cortana Intelligence Suite is empowering project partners including UNICEF to monitor the health of water systems at regional scale.