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February 1, 2021

“I Am Healthy Because of Trees”

Michael Abiero Makene, 73, was born in and still lives in the village of Bukama in Tanzania. In 1975 the local government started to promote tree […]
January 13, 2021

Circle of Life

Give a person a fish, the proverb goes, and they can feed their family for a day. Teach them to fish, and you have fed them […]
December 1, 2020

Planning for a Climate Crisis Helped a Small Indonesian Island Battle Covid-19

In remote villages on Lombok, a rugged Indonesian island east of Bali, resilience to global warming means figuring out how to maintain water and food supplies […]
November 9, 2020

Can Climate Preparedness Mitigate Emerging Pandemics?

Indonesians say being prepared for climate-related disasters helped blunt the impact of the coronavirus pandemic—and that lessons in resilience may mitigate the effects of climate crises […]
September 25, 2020

Kitchen Gardens Were a Lifeline–And Path Out of Poverty–in the Developing World, Even Before COVID-19

Since COVID-19 hit, households in developed countries have been planting kitchen gardens. For some, this provides necessary food in the face of economic upheaval.  But for […]
August 4, 2020

Kitchen Gardens- Planting Better Lives for Nepal’s Marginalized

Laxmi B.K., age 35, lives in the rural village of Sindhupalchok in Nepal. She is a member of the Dalit community of Chautara Sangachokgadi Municipality, ward […]
July 10, 2020

How a Tiny and Impoverished Pacific Island Beat the Corona Virus

By Randy Mulyanto and Nicola Smith Almost half of Timor-Leste’s more than 1.2 million population still lives in extreme poverty with little access to healthcare and […]
July 1, 2020

In Timor-Leste, WASH Investments Help Drive COVID-19 Success

By Edd Wright To date, Timor-Leste has only 24 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and no deaths.  It hasn’t registered a new case since 24 April. This is […]
July 1, 2020

COVID-19 and the Global Food Supply: Big Lessons from the World’s Small Farms

By Kate Schecter The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed both the strengths and limitations of globalization. The crisis has made people aware of how industrialized food production […]