The Importance of Livestock

In the wake of last week's World Food Prize Symposium, new attention is being given to livestock's place in development. Just this morning, Christie Peacock, CEO of Farm-Africa, wrote a post for the Poverty Matters blog entitled "It's time to

World Food Day

October 16 is World Food Day. To mark the occasion, we're posting a few logos from World Food Days past and present. View more at World Food Day USA.

A Walk For Water in Senegal

We originally shared this video with you back in May when Austin Bailey was in Senegal, reporting on projects for Heifer's magazine, World Ark. We wanted to post it again for Blog Action Day - an event held every Oct. 15 that unites the

10 Poorest Countries

Here's something to think about over the weekend: How many of the world's 10 poorest countries do you suppose are in Africa? Hint: All of them, according to the Multidimensional Poverty Index, a new rubric for measuring poverty. The list: Sierra

Webcast from World Food Prize Symposium

Heifer International President Jo Luck, center left, and Bread for the World President David Beckmann, center right, were co-recipients of this year's World Food Prize. The awards ceremony was last night in Des Moines, Iowa. Watch the full video

Interview with World Food Prize Laureates

The Des Moines Register posted an article and interview today with World Food Prize laureates David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, and Jo Luck, Heifer International’s president. The World Food Prize Symposium is being held this

Nourish: Food + Community Airs on PBS

by WorldLink staffIn recent weeks, we’ve shared short films from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia. Now you can watch the award-winning half-hour special on PBS. With beautiful visuals and inspiring stories, Nourish: Food + Community traces our

A New Nonprofit Model? Coke Is It.

In her work with the Gates Foundation, Melinda French Gates visits loads of places in developing countries where people have no electricity, no running water, no decent shelter. "I'm startled by all the things that they don't have," she said during

World Food Prize Symposium

The World Food Prize Symposium began today in Des Moines, Iowa, and Heifer International President Jo Luck is there. Jo Luck is a recipient of this year's World Food Prize and gets a mention from, among other places, Poverty News Blog: The Prize