Jean Pierre Venette belongs to Heifer’s Rural Entrepreneurs for Agricultural Cooperation in Haiti program, or REACH. She and 39 other women work together to promote better crop and animal production while becoming thriving farmers and businesswomen.
Video by Russell Powell A short video from Armenia of a mother and daughter baking lavash, the ubiquitous flatbread eaten with every meal. The hole in the center is the ovenbasically a cylindrical chimney set in the ground. A fire is built
Someone recently turned me on to The Guardians Poverty Matters blog, and if youre not reading it, you should be. To wit: A recent post about Bill and Melinda Gates and the optimistic side of development. Seems Melinda Gates has grown
The list of 2010 MacArthur Award winners is out, and it includes Marla Spivak, an entomologist who first fell in love with bees as a teen. She plans to use the $500,000 prize to help protect her beloved bees from pesticides, parasites and disease.
When the UNs Food and Agriculture Organization released new world hunger estimates earlier this month, which showed a drop in the number of malnourished, at least one person took issue with the stats. William Easterly, NYU economics
A freak storm hit Port-au-Prince Friday, killing three adults and two children and injuring others as trees, billboards and tent homes collapsed in winds well under tropical-storm strength. It's a frightening reminder that there are several weeks
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote an op-ed article this week, on the heels of the United Nations meeting to discuss global poverty. It's been 10 years since the U.N. adopted the Millennium Development Goals, and we're not doing so
Aerial photo of camps in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 2010. By Timo Luege/IASC Haiti Shelter Cluster. Design Observer has an essay by Deborah Gans, an architect and instructor at Pratt Institute. She proposes that today's
Poverty can be dangerous in all kinds of ways we don't normally think about. Take cooking dinner, for instance. The job falls to woman in most parts of the world, and that job is often a smoky, choking chore conducted over open flames. It's
Photos and video by Edwin Rocha Interim CEO Charles Stewart, in a speech in Saut Mathurine earlier this month, acknowledged the hard work and resilience of Heifer participants and partners in this small village in the south of Haiti as they
by WorldLink staff ?What are some ways to connect with both your community and the source of your food when living in a city? In this video from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, chef Bryant Terry discusses the rise of urban farming and its