Tag Archives: agriculture
Posted on 18. Jun, 2015 by Dan Ruth.
Almost 90 percent of the world’s cocoa originates from small-scale farmers (producers who farm less than five hectares, or about 12.4 acres, of land). These farmers face considerable challenges to maximize their yields, including changing weather patterns, disease, aging trees and limited access to improved varieties, inputs and technical assistance. On average, they earn less […]
Posted on 25. Nov, 2013 by Krista Zimmerman.
Thanksgiving is almost here and I’ll be making pies and mashed potatoes again this year. We may use some of the berries I picked for the pies but I certainly won’t be using the potato crop I grew in my garden. Why? Because my yields were too low. I produced two tiny potatoes. Not enough to […]
Posted on 06. Aug, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Sometimes it can feel as if the world is falling apart. Earthquakes, tsunamis, poverty and hunger dominate our headlines. Is there any hope for lasting change? Is sustainable development really possible? We’ve put together a couple charts that show a more positive picture. Hunger is Declining With month after month and year after year of […]
Posted on 18. Jun, 2012 by Krista Zimmerman.
In Africa, Lutheran World Relief spends a lot of time working with farmers. In most African countries the majority of people still make their living, or part of their living, from agriculture. If you want to end poverty, farming will be in that equation. One of the exciting things about working in the field of […]
Posted on 04. May, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
President Obama’s surprise trip to Afghanistan made quite a few headlines this week, with many taking a cautious “wait and see” stance on the agreement signed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Meanwhile, a famous work of art was sold for $119.9 million, the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction. But it’s likely […]
Posted on 23. May, 2011 by Serena Mithbaokar.
By Lisa Bonds My dad is recovering from open heart surgery as I write this entry from room 276 at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Since more Lutherans live in Minnesota than any other state, any time I’m there, I know I’m going to run into a lot of folks who are Lutheran. […]