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Bill Gates: Aid Can Spur 'Historic Progress'

Farmers teaching farmers. Mwanaidi Ramadhani (left) is part of a local farmers’ organization in Mwasonge. Farmers like Mwanaidi have coached more than 1,800 farmers in Tanzania to grow this kind of sweet potato.

In his fourth annual letter about the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates covers a range of topics related to improving lives by Read more »

Livestock Insurance - A Chance to Outsmart Drought?

A village meeting in Dirib Gombo for farmers who took out livestock insurance to receive their first payout after a prolonged drought in the region.

In a district where food aid makes up 15 percent of the economy, a new livestock insurance scheme offers participating farmers and herders an opportunity to recoup some of their ... Read more »