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Sustainable Agriculture: Better Crops for Nigeria
Through the narrow openings that weave in and around the potatoes, beans, sesame, banana, corn, yams and cassava on her farm in central Nigeria, Mwuese Jato introduces her latest crop with particular pride: "TME 419!"...
Outsmarting Coffee Leaf Rust in Guatemala
Inez Ramirez scrambles to the top of the hill overlooking his farm and stops. He takes off his sweat-stained straw hat, wipes his brow with the back of his hand and looks at what's left of his coffee plants.
Central African Republic: 'We Want to Live in Peace'
Peering over a broken wall of bricks, Marcaisse Ngoget's recites Matthew 5:44: "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."
Those bricks used to be Marcaisse's home in the Central African Republic. Yet instead of vengeance, Marcaisse is seeking reconciliation....
Climate Change in Ethiopia: Counting Rains
How do you measure a year? Twelve months? Three hundred and sixty-five days?
In the eastern-most part of Ethiopia, Jemal Bedhaso measures a year not by the number of months or days, but the number of rains.
Philippines Typhoon Shocked Skeptics
When Mayor Lorenzo Balbin Jr., of New Bataan in the Compostela Valley in the Philippines, set out to warn his constituents of an approaching typhoon, people were skeptical.
"According to our history, it was almost 100 years since a strong typhoon hit our area and most people here did not...
Climate Change: Reducing Risks in Ethiopia
The atmosphere outside the health center in eastern Ethiopia crackles with energy, despite the relentless midday heat. Two dozen young men and women are standing in a circle, hunched over notebooks. In the center, a woman uses white chalk to draw lines in the sand while someone else positions...
Weathering Storms in the Philippines
Thirty-five years ago, the land stretching in front of Rebecca Macaraig Yumang's home looked like a picturesque jigsaw puzzle. Rice fields bordered homes, which bordered small sari sari, or snack shops, and tire repair stands, which opened into a massive field where children gathered to play...
Climate Change: The World We Leave Our Children
I see trees of green, red roses too,
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world.
I see skies of blue, and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night...
Farmer-To-Farmer: Achieving Food Independence
Shea Belahi will not be held down by a corporate glass ceiling. In fact, she won't be held down by any ceiling: her office is the open sky. She is fiercely independent and, at age 30, she's her own boss—running her own farm.
"I didn't know what to do with my life. I liked gardening a lot...
Restoring Coffee Farms in Guatemala
An emerging consensus among scientists blames changing temperatures for the disease that has devastated Central America's coffee production since 2012.
Coffee leaf rust, a fungus known as "roya," caused more than $1 billion in crop losses last year alone, and has cost the region hundreds...