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Agricultural Development

Towards 100 Percent Impact: Do You PYMWYMIC?

Liz Wilson | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Liz Wilson

How can you align your intentions with actions? This was one of the key questions that the Put Your Money Where Your Mouth (and Meaning) Is Community (PYMWYMIC) discussed at their annual Impact Days from 7-9th April in Amsterdam.

Africa's Mega Micro Hedgers: Why We Have a Lot to Learn From Smallholder Farmers

Liz Wilson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Liz Wilson

We all know that life does not always turn out like you think it will. The concept of reducing the risk of an investment by making an offsetting investment is well understood. But what if your whole way of life was intensely vulnerable?

Private Sector Approach at U.S. Aid Agency: Can Tough Measures Aid U.S. Jobs?

Dan Silverstein | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

In the stock market the smart money knows "if you're going to panic, panic early". The same is true for entrepreneurs when it comes to recognizi...

The Future of Funding: Development Aid as an Investment

Dan Silverstein | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

There is an intriguing dynamic developing in our nation's capital among the three major influences that could end up changing the future of Ameri...

Building A Better World By Supporting Farming Families

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 07.24.2011 | Impact
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Supporting farming families makes sense on many fronts. It not only helps farmers become self-sufficient, but it helps increase the prosperity and stability of countries in the developing world.

Haiti's Future Hinges on New Ideas, Sustainable Agriculture and the Rural Environment

Eric Sorensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Eric Sorensen

After all the devastation wrought upon Haiti over the last year (decades, really), a country that was once the "Pearl of the Caribbean" stands at a crossroads of opportunity.

Keeping Promises and Delivering Hope to Poor Farmers and Their Families

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

The European Development Days conference I attended in Brussels earlier this month was a smorgasbord for dialogue on international development.

Playing for Keeps: Students Who Rock Hunger

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

Last week, as Midnight Madness showcased college basketball players with visions of massive wealth and self-indulgence written all over their face...

Women Farmers in the Developing World

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Silverstein

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 80% of agricultural workers are women. According to the World Bank,They raise 90% of the food, but receive only 10% of credit extended for agricultural loans.

Growing Businesses in African Soil

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

It's in our own self-interest to jump start agricultural development with the goal of creating markets for ourselves.

G-8 Promises $20 Billion in Agricultural Aid: Real Change or Business as Usual?

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

One can't help but wonder if by requesting this money from the G8 in the name of charity we are instead trying to promote our own economy.