Community Resilience

May 27, 2019 by Stephan Lutz

When A Community Takes on its Own Challenges

In 2013, World Renew began work in the community of Ng’enda, Kenya. With funding from the Northern Alberta Diaconal Conference of Canada and the support of our local partner, Anglican Development Services of Mt. Kenya, we began—as we usually do—by talking with the community itself.

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 through a field.