For Black History Month, we are celebrating and uplifting all the ways African smallholder farmers contribute to feeding the world.
A new study highlights how youth are the future of farming in Africa – but they need big changes to be successful.
Food is so much more than just a meal to eat. Food ranges from agricultural activities, to gardens, to traditional knowledge. All these aspects of food can help change the future for children.
“My crops were green and free from pest, leading to an increase in my yields. With the knowledge I received from training by RAINS, coupled with the use of natural pest control, I got up to five bags of maize per acre. Normally I get two or three bags. Also, it did not cost me any extra funds to prepare the natural pest control solution.”
Two new projects, CLIMATE and SHINE, will advance women’s agricultural participation in Ethiopia and Ghana.
A new year filled with new hope
Faridah’s Best.Gift.Ever: “I feel proud to have these goats!”
Meet Abiriya, the smile behind our new Best.Gift.Ever catalogue
For 14-year-old Robert and his mother Maame in Ghana, the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially challenging. With eight children at home, Maame is worried that she will eventually run out of food to feed her family.
The entire world is feeling the challenges of the COVID-19 virus. Many have lost jobs, global school closures are leaving children vulnerable, hunger is rising for families and physical distancing is taking a toll on social wellbeing.
“I want to be a doctor when I grow up. I want to treat patients. I always worry when I see too many sick people sitting in the hospital just waiting their turn to visit the doctor. I want to contribute to the health sector in the future.” – Meskerem, 14, Ethiopia
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