Norman Borlaug now stands in Statuary Hall at the US Capitol, a man still at work. He stands in a stylized field of wheat, hat on his head, sleeves rolled up, notebook in his hand, a researcher for the ages.
Every mother has a story about the beginnings of her child’s life. Many of them are joyful, some are heartbreaking, but all of them are important. And almost all of them will have at least one thing in common: the desire to give their child the absolute best start to life.
A goat? Diego Sarat scratched his head. What’s a goat?
How the International Rabbits helped Guatemala reach the top of the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index
For smallholder farms—usually those supporting a single family—expenses come early in the season before the planting while income arrives only several months later with the harvest. How, then, can these farmers access the cash they need to plant their crops and, more importantly, to survive between harvests?
The dreams of new mothers are similar all around the world. Some of the details may vary at the edges, but at the center is a good education.
Although they have been largely neglected during the past several decades, Africa’s smallholder farmers hold the potential not only to transform their own lives, but also the world food supply.
To the unassuming observer, the Guatemalan Quiché highlands are a breathtaking sight of lush, rolling hills and quaint mountaintop villages.
“When farmers like me put on more effort and work hard, keep our minds on farming,” Rasoa says, “I think Africa will have enough food and it can come up with assisting other countries.”
For all the scientific breakthroughs and high-tech communication advances, simple gatherings on a veranda or under a shade tree remain among the most effective ways to spread the word about the importance of good nutrition in improving maternal and infant health.
At one notorious intersection of the concrete city, hoop dreams have given way to hoop houses. Basketball has been replaced by baskets full of vegetables.
It was a good day at the Primeros Pasos clinic when a kindergarten class from the Tierra Colorada Baja school came for their annual checkup and health lesson.
“Where is the outrage?,” came the plea in London at the conclusion of a parade of alarming statistics on child stunting.