Ida Kaastra Mutoigo

Mar 29, 2017 by Ida Kaastra Mutoigo

Feet for Peace

Now that the snow has finally melted, I am back on track with cycling on a more regular basis. Today, I managed to do about 35 kms. It felt like I was flying for the first half of the ride but the way back was tough going with a head-strong wind blowing at 32 km/h. My feet felt frozen after cycling for over an hour since the temperature was still only about 4 C and reaching home, they took about an hour to thaw. No wonder I’ve been thinking a lot about feet... Read More

Mar 29, 2017 by Mike Fennema

Women, Weaving, and a Village

Mrs. Keo lives in Vangsong village with her husband and their four children. She works hard each day, taking care of the young children and weaving skirts on a traditional homemade loom to earn some income for the family’s needs. Her husband works in the upland fields planting and harvesting rice for daily food consumption.

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Mar 25, 2017 by Ruairidh Waddell

Defeating the Armyworm in Zambia

The fall armyworm is an invasive alien pest that has blighted much of southern Africa’s maize crop this year. Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi have all reported widespread outbreaks, and we have seen the trail of destruction throughout many of our program areas. The pest is not so much a worm as a caterpillar, and its common name derives from the way these invaders generally come in overwhelming numbers, giving the appearance of an army crawling and eating their way... Read More

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