The Root (Vegetables) of Success

It may be the cooler weather or my own insatiable appetite for the orange-fleshed tubers, but I liked this video from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation about a Tanzanian farmer building a better livelihood with a new crop—sweet

Two-Wheeled Solution to a Real-World Problem

Fixes, a new online column from The New York Times, is all about “solutions to social problems and why they work.” I have high hopes for this series. In their first installment, cleverly called “Health Care and the Art of Motorcycle

Eat Your View

by WorldLink staffWhat foods do you buy locally? In this clip from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, journalist Michael Pollan encourages buying local food to conserve energy, support farmers, and preserve the natural landscape. Watch Michael Pollan

Building Up from the Rubble, Literally

A friend of mine is preparing for a trip to Haiti next February, where he'll be building new houses from the copious rubble left by the old ones. Thousands of families are still living in tents nearly a year after the quake, and conditions in these

Super Typhoon Megi Slams the Philippines

Heifer International country staff in the Philippines reports that Super Typhoon Megi, which roared through the country Monday, has severed communications with team members in the north, the area most affected by the storm and an area where Heifer

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