Africa: Rural Women Lead the Way on Climate

In Kenya, micro-credit institutions are empowering women farmers by helping them acquire greenhouse technologies to boost horticultural production.

Women leaders in Burundi.

  • Africa:  Rural Institutions, Tools for Social and Economic Progress

    International Fund for Agricultural Development, 1 March 2012

    Strong rural organizations like producer groups and cooperatives are crucial to hunger and poverty reduction. They allow small producers to play a greater role in meeting growing ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Brown Revolution Brings New Hope

    Inter Press Service, 10 January 2012

    Picking spots for cattle to graze could reverse desertification and even do its bit to retard climate change, new experiments in Zimbabwe have shown. It's what is coming to be ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Walking Metres Rather Than Kilometres to Fetch Water

    Inter Press Service, 3 January 2012

    The acute lack of water in Kenya means families have to trek long distances every day to fetch water. read more »