Two of Heifer’s programs from South Africa, Heifer Malawi and Heifer Zambia, have won grants totaling a combined $5.3 million. The four grants will help contribute to the success of multiple programs within those countries as well as supporting smallholder farmers.
Wealthy Americans' donations to charities dropped considerably from 2007 to 2009, according to a study released this week by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University researched and wrote the study. The good
Bigger than many of us realize. On many maps, Africa looks to be about the size of Greenland due to the distortion of making a round object appear flat. Not surprisingly, people who grow up with these distorted maps seriously miscalculate the size
A 3-year-old boy who had not been out of Port-au-Prince tested positive for cholera, health authorities told the Associated Press early this week. Dozens more city residents suspected of having cholera were being tested. The outbreak has killed
by WorldLink Staff Are you an educator, parent, or advocate interested in teaching youth about food and sustainability? WorldLink and the Center for Ecoliteracy are proud to announce the release of the Nourish Middle School Curriculum Guide.
Worldwatch's Nourishing the Planet blog has another post up this week about how cell phones, not tractors or fertilizers, are the hottest new tool in farming. People throughout Asia and Africa are using their phones to find out which markets are
Arts and Letters Daily, a blog of The Chronicle of Higher Education, singled out a World Ark feature as its "Article of Note" for November 8. "Can You Hear Us Now?", by travel writer Frank Bures, takes a first-person look at technology as way to
For the eighth time, Norway tops the United Nations' Human Development Index, a guide to the best countries to live in. Life expectancy, average income, years of schooling, gender equality and political freedom are just some of the indicators used
Photo by Bryan Clifton, Heifer International The Haitian government is advising hundreds of thousands of residents of Port-au-Prince's tent cities to evacuate as Tropical Storm Tomas threatens Haiti after killing at least 14 in St. Lucia. Aid
The back-to-your-roots small farming revolution that's keeping farmer's market tables brimming in the United States is gaining a toehold in China. Much like in the U.S., young people are off-ramping from higher-paying careers in finance and such in
by WorldLink staffHow can schools help kids make healthy food choices? In this new video from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, Edible Schoolyard founder Alice Waters talks about the value of garden and kitchen experiences in transforming