If you’re not a subscriber to The Economist, you might have missed The 9 billion-people question: A special report on feeding the world (February 26, 2011).
I had quite the surprise the other day when I sat down to read it: “Hey, I met that man!”
Posing with Heifer Africa staff and Laban Talam (on my left).
If you click over to this section, you’ll see mentioned Kabiyet Dairies and Laban Talam. Kabiyet Dairies is part of our East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) Project, and I met Talam on my visit to Kenya this past December. Talam’s farm and family are indeed as prosperous as The Economist mentions. When I asked Talam if he would be willing to come to the U.S. to provide testimony to the difference Heifer has made for his family and community, he gave me an enthusiastic, “Yes!”
Laban Talam (center in gray shirt) shows us around his farm.