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Most of us will never travel to the West African country of Burkina Faso. Most of us will never see the plots of land where farmers struggle to grow enough food to feed their families during prolonged droughts and severe floods. Many of us may not know that “Burkina Faso” means “land of the...More
Each year around this time, we may be asked what we are giving up for Lent. For many of us, it involves some kind of sweet treat or food vice: candy, chocolate, ice cream or coffee, to name a few. This year, we invite you to rethink that decision, and not just because we think it's always a good...More
Jessica Cortés Zarate, a Miami horticulturist, received an unexpected call in August 2014 from a colleague who asked if she would like to go to Africa to train farmers.
It’s not every day that you receive a call like that, Cortés Zarate says....More