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From Farms to Family Planning: Investing in Women on World Contraception Day

Melinda Gates | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Melinda Gates

Today is World Contraception Day. I am celebrating by visiting a cassava farm in Tanzania. It might seem like a strange way to observe the day, except for this fact: the women who do the majority of the labor on small family farms are often the very same women who are asking for contraceptives.

G8 Stakes High for African Farmers

Roger Thurow | Posted 05.17.2012 | Impact
Roger Thurow

The U.S. and the G8 would do well to join Leonida and her neighbors on their exodus from the misery of the hunger season to abundant food production. For if they succeed, so might we all.