Joska Aweko is working with TechnoServe junior business advisor Jane Akot to improve her farming techniques and increase the income she earns from cotton.
Marion Odongo of Ringa, Kenya, uses a knife to crack kernels of maize loose from a dried cob so she can store them to last her through the year.
Hunger, malnutrition, poverty, climate change, environmental degradation - addressing these injustices is at the forefront of political meetings the world over. Yet these problems persist as global leaders strive to find efficient and synergistic ways of tackling them sustainably.
Colette Mushimiyimana prepares sticks for climbing beans she will soon plant in Mukimba, Rwanda.
As word spread earlier this week of the food aid reform section of President Obama’s 2014 budget, I wondered how Jerman Amente would greet the news.
When it comes to providing hunger relief to needy people around the world, the United States has been a leader since World War II. And if early reports about the Obama administration’s 2014 budget are true, then the U.S. will have a golden opportunity to provide even more food to the hungry while spending less taxpayer dollars in the years ahead.
Farmers in Bomokora, Kenya prepare to carry the seed and fertilizer they have received from a One Acre Fund delivery home.
Ten years ago, Africa’s hunger season reached new levels of desperation.
Extreme weather in 2012 demonstrated the impacts of climate disruption on global food systems.
Forty years after the green revolution dramatically increased agricultural output in much of the developing world a new revolution is taking place.
As the ballots were being counted in the recent Kenya election, I saw photos of people displaying the encouraging message: Give Peace a Chance. So far, that sentiment seems to be holding.
TechnoServe farmer trainer Rewuda Nuradin consults with Eshetu Abote, a member of the Shegole coffee farming cooperative, in his corn field in western Ethiopia.
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The Chicago Council's Global Agricultural Development Initiative is pleased to release a new Issue Brief
, “National and Global Market Implications of the 2012 US Drought
," authored by Wallace E. Tyner.
There are rumors that U.S. food aid programs could see major changes in the next budget, including converting some of the Food for Peace program into straight cash grants instead of in-kind food assistance.