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There are more than 100 million farmers in East Africa. Many of them have the desire, and the money, to use technology to improve their crop yields.
There are an estimated 100 million farmers in East Africa, and 27 million in Kenya alone. Many not only have the desire to be better farmers, but also [...]
The whole world opened to me when I learned to read~Mary McCleod Bethune
Once you learn how to read, you will be forever free!~Frederick Douglass
REVIEW After retiring from professional basketball and executive positions at Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, Will Allen became the CEO of Growing Power. He lives in Milwaukee.
Charles Wilson is [...]
By MICHAEL TORTORELLO
Published: June 13, 2012
ENSLAVED Africans did not win their freedom in order to starve. Kathe Hambrick-Jackson knew that much from her work as the founder and executive director of the River Road African American Museum here in this town, 60-odd miles up the Mississippi from New Orleans.
But Ms. Hambrick-Jackson, 54, likes to [...]
By Alison Cross
Note: Earlier this year, we ran an interview with Alison about the corner store she and her brother launched in 2011. Now, we’ve invited her back to share her own perspective on the store.
Convenience store. Bodega. Corner store. Call it what you will, the one thing you cannot call most corner stores is [...]
By: The Huff Post Detroit
It’s been 175 years since 1837, when Michigan and Ohio signed a truce after a brief skirmish over the hotly contested property of the Toledo Strip.
Ohio might have gotten the fair city of Toledo, but in exchange Michigan got the riches of the Upper Peninsula — a much better deal, we [...]
Projects to fight climate change are being designed all around the world. But only five percent of them can be financed with the current international funds available, which means resources have to be used more wisely. Microfinance could be one solution.
Source: Kristin Palitza, IPS News
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges to development that [...]
Source: Take Part
1. International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee is scaling up relief efforts to aid people devastated by the drought. Some of their work in this region includes:
- Providing new arrivals with medical screenings and fortified food for malnourished young children in Dadaab refugee camp, northeastern Kenya.
- Trucking in water [...]
This story is about climate change, gender dynamics, and labor. Fascinating story that reflects on the changing force of nature on labor activities.
Ghana’s Kufuor: ‘Cocoa was key to World Food Prize‘
Source: BBC News
Ghana’s ex-leader says modernising farming is the key to fighting hunger
Ghana’s former President John Kufuor has told the BBC a dramatic improvement in his country’s cocoa industry was the key to him winning the World Food Prize.
Mr Kufuor shared the $250,000 (£155,000) prize with [...]
By Patrick Crouch
The face of urban agriculture in Detroit, and much of the nation, is that of young white people, not unlike myself. Commonly these folks are not from the communities they work in, they have degrees from prestigious colleges, hands on training at farms in rural areas, and good intentions. While there is nothing [...]