The top news stories and trends our media team is following.
In her three-country visit to Africa, Dr. Biden stopped by CRS' country program.
Dr. Biden visited a Food for Peace program implemented by CRS.
Three leading experts on soil regeneration and climate-smart agriculture will discuss a major cause of food insecurity in the developing world–the worldwide degradation of soil needed for agriculture–at a public briefing for congressional staff on March 3rd.
CBS interviewed Catholic Relief Services' staff on the drought affecting Southern Africa.
Reuters speaks to CRS staff, Gilberto Amaya on the cocoa industry.
Interview with Dr. Louise Sperling and her new study on African farmers.
Study draws from 10,000 seed transactions across five African countries and Haiti.
NPR reports on a growing problem: a fungus called coffee rust, which is wiping out coffee plants, and farmers' incomes along with it.
New York Times columnist Nick Kristof writes about a program helping farmers diversify crops in Malawi that is part of a CRS-led venture called WALA, which means “to shine” in Chichewa, an indigenous language. The USAID-funded program helps these farmers plant crops that thrive even when the rains fail, something that happens all-too-often in this part of Malawi. The chilies that the farmers plant instead of corn are sold in order to buy food.