Natasha Gilbert is a freelance writer and photographer covering the environment, agriculture, education and international development. Her work has taken her to meet subsistence farmers high on the Zomba plateau in southern Malawi and Iraqi refugee schoolchildren in Jordan. She writes for outlets including The Guardian, National Public Radio and Nature, the science journal. She is a native Londoner and is currently based in Washington, DC with her husband and son.
This project analyses why fertiliser is hardly used on farms in Africa when it has helped transform agriculture in nations like India, reducing hunger and improving prosperity.