January 19, 2023

In Kenya, Solar Panels Help Catalyze Economic and Social Development

Solar power is good for the environment.  It is also inexpensive.  And in developing countries, it can provide energy in places the electrical grid doesn’t reach. […]
November 4, 2022

Small-Scale Fishponds Improve Nutrition, Help Protect The Environment In Latin America

By Lionel Vigil Fish farming has exploded over the past 20 years, especially in Latin America.  But there are serious environmental concerns, including concentrations of fish waste […]
November 4, 2022

Guatemala Also Sees Rising Obesity And Related Conditions, But There’s A Solution

By Lionel Vigil It’s widely recognized ultra-processed – “junk” – food is difficult to resist. With high sugar, salt and fat content, this food is literally […]
October 7, 2022

Haiti is Our Birthplace, Our Livelihood and Our Home. Here’s Why We Are Staying.

By Angeline Tirogene and Gislet Ceneus Over the past five years, Haiti has faced major multidimensional crises. Insecurity, internal and external migration, food and gas shortages […]
September 15, 2022

Beehives Raise Incomes in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s economy is based on agriculture. The only effective way to raise incomes is to increase agricultural output and productivity. This can be done with […]
September 14, 2022

In Guatemala, Savings and Credit Groups Help Give A Reason To Stay

By Lionel Vigil Guatemala suffers from poverty, violence and corruption. While no one wishes these things to drive them from family or community, sometimes it can […]
August 11, 2022

Eco-Toilet in India Helps Farmers Make Their Own Fertilizer

By Teresa Bergen If you live in developed parts of the world, beware, because this article is going to talk about two things that might make […]
July 21, 2022

In Peru, Avocados Are A Way Out Of Poverty

  Avocado consumption has skyrocketed around the world, particularly in the US.  Per capita consumption has grown 8% per year for the past decade. About 40% of […]
July 11, 2022

In Peru, Guinea Pigs Help Insulate Farmers From Economic Shocks

Peru’s economy is recovering from the shutdowns and other measures taken to address COVID-19, which hit the country’s people especially hard. But like the rest of […]
July 8, 2022

Return to Agroforestry Empowers Women in Nepal

by Abhaya Raj Joshi Although farmers traditionally practiced agroforestry in Nepal, they gave it up with the advent of the green revolution. A women’s group in […]
June 7, 2022

Bamboo Is a Salve for Impoverished Nepal

By Peter Coy Bamboo makes a fascinating case study of how to do developmental assistance right. Take Nepal, where the fast-growing plant (technically a grass, not […]
May 25, 2022

Organic Inputs Prove Their Worth As Fertilizer Costs Skyrocket