Tag Archives: farmers
Posted on 04. Apr, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
LWR’s Vice President for International Programs, Tim McCully, penned the following article. It was published yesterday on the Huffington Post. Lutheran World Relief has worked in Colombia for decades, through war, demobilization, failed peace negotiations and more war. Our work has changed over the years as local conditions have changed. But we have always focused [...]
Posted on 20. Mar, 2013 by Brenda Meier Kimaro.
Grape grower Agnes Munyukwa was the first in her village to begin adopting new grape growing techniques she learned from Lutheran World Relief. She started using a deep plowing method between the rows of vines to help retain the moisture in the soil, and also grows peanuts within her eleven-row vineyard to improve soil fertility. [...]
Posted on 01. Mar, 2013 by Loren Hyatt.
The Guardian recently posted an article on their website titled “India’s Rice Revolution” that discusses how farmers in India’s poorest state, Bihar, are growing world record amounts of rice. These farmers typically grow four to five tons of rice per hectare. However, during a recent harvest, one farmer discovered that he had grown more than [...]
Posted on 06. Feb, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Inspired by the Super Bowl advertisement featuring Paul Harvey and Dodge, we want to recognize the important contributions all farmers make. Especially women farmers. Rural Women produce more than half of all food grown in developing developed countries, yet own less than a third of all land. Watch our tribute to the millions of women [...]
Posted on 31. Jan, 2013 by Lutheran World Relief.
Guest post from Rev. Naomi Sease Carriker, pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. I woke up this morning to deal with a rare problem in southeast Pennsylvania: our town issued an advisory about low chlorine levels, urging us to boil our water. Posted on our water company’s website were ominous instructions: “DO [...]
Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1 out of every 4 people have already failed to keep their New Year’s resolutions. By the end of 2013, only 8% of people will have kept their resolutions all year long. But here’s a resolution that’s easy to keep: supporting sustainable development. How? When you sign up [...]
Posted on 04. Dec, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
On Sunday, The New York Times reported on an issue in Colombia that has long been on LWR’s priority list. Along the northern, Caribbean coast of Colombia, paramilitary forces rounded up hundreds of residents in early 2000 and forced them to leave their lands. The paramilitary believed these residents were sympathizers of the leftist guerrillas. [...]