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Rural Poor

What You Never Realized About Rural Poverty And Your Food

Julie Peachey | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Julie Peachey

Of the 7 billion people on earth, 1.3 billion people farm the food and raw materials we consume. Despite being our "most valuable citizens," a disproportionate number of farmers suffer from the consequences of poverty.

How to Avoid 'Band-Aid' Solutions on Expanding Energy Access

Andy Schroeter | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Andy Schroeter

While those of us that live and breathe rural electrification are thrilled to see initiatives like Power Africa, all stakeholders involved must work together to create more effective approaches for widespread energy access to be achieved sustainably.

Renewable Energy Vital for Myanmar's Development

Simon Henschel | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Simon Henschel

How will Myanmar be able to increase its electrification rates in a way that can first catch up and then keep pace with the country's rapid development?

Four Ways to Help Myanmar's Rural Poor

Roy L. Prosterman | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Roy L. Prosterman

How to confront the needs of the vast number of families who are trapped in land-related, generational poverty in Myanmar and throughout the region will have profound consequences for future development, investment and stability.

India's Tata Group Launches Inexpensive Water Purifier For The Masses

AP | ERIKA KINETZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MUMBAI, India — At about two feet tall, it may turn out to be the world's most compact revolution: The Tata Swach, launched Monday, is a water p...

The Monkey's Pawn: Monkey Misery Outshines Human Misery in Louisiana's Delta

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

While the NYT signals that all is well in Congo because the mountain gorilla is well fed, a woman places her newborn baby on a tattered piece of cloth covering a bed of grass on lava rock.