Carmen Vaca, or Doña “Choca” as everyone knows her, is an exceptional woman. She works with her husband, Saul Herrera, producing cocoa, coffee, rice, beans, citrus and cupuaçu fruits, açaí berries and chestnuts on their farm near the Brazilian border in Guayaramerín, Bolivia.
Photos by Donna Stokes The images of the devastation of the earthquake in Port au Prince don't begin to tell the whole story of Haiti. A stunning, curving coastline gives way to mountains beyond mountains, crops, homes and businessses. The
The World Giving Index is out. Compiled by the Charities Aid Foundation, it's the largest study of charitable giving around the world. The U.S. ranks fifth in the world, behind Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada (and tied with Switzerland).
by WorldLink staff Why does a simple bunch of carrots cost more than a package of Twinkies? In this video from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, best-selling author Michael Pollan investigates this question and its effect on our health and
Photo and video by Bryan Clifton Just a glimpse of our welcome to the community of Saut Mathurine, which defies description, though I'll try. From two miles out, dozens of Heifer and partner OPS participants greeted our three Heifer SUVs with
The most recent numbers available are from 1995. I have seen more current guesstimates that put the portion of the Haitian labor force engaged in agriculture closer to 75 percent. And that was before the earthquake, when thousands fled the cities
Photo by Bryan Clifton Charles Stewart (center in orange) interim CEO, joins Heifer staff at the Les Cayes, Haiti office on Monday, the first official day of meetings and visits. "I'd like to thank our colleagues at Heifer Haiti for receiving
A Heifer delegation including interim CEO Charles Stewart leaves Sunday for Port au Prince and Les Cayes, Haiti, for a week of visits with longtime and new partners and Heifer participants all working together to improve living conditions in the
NYT Magazine has a story about PlumpyNut, a high-calorie, peanut butter-like paste distributed after disasters, in this case, post-quake Haiti. But not everybody loves Plumpy'Nut. We at World Ark spoke with nutritionist and real-food
Last weekend was Maker Faire Africa, a gathering of makersinventors, retoolers, upcyclers, etc.from across the continent that celebrated small-scale innovation and ingenuity, held this year in Nairobi, Kenya. Its the
by Kirk Bergstrom The Story of Your Food Do you ever stop and wonder: What's the story of my food? Where did it come from, and how did it get to me? If so, we invite you to join actress Cameron Diaz, best-selling author Michael Pollan, healthy