New technologies and ideas – from mobile phone information systems to new crop varieties – are rapidly transforming agriculture across Africa. Yet the sector continues to be stereotyped as one synonymous with poverty and subsistence.
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March 10, 2014 / Girindre Beeharry, Dr. K. VijayRaghavan
As we enter 2014, momentum is building to ensure that all people have access to safe, affordable sanitation. Now is the time to harness- and hasten-this momentum. That’s why we’re holding the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India later this month.
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March 06, 2014 / Jake Kendall, Rodger Voorhies
New mobile finance platforms give so much more freedom to innovate and create financial services and interfaces with a much richer feature set and user experience than would be possible with classic financial products.
February 27, 2014 / Brian Arbogast
Two big myths about sanitation are preventing us from solving a major health crisis.
February 24, 2014 / Claire Penicaud
The GSMA 2013 State of the Industry Report reveals that there are now 9 countries with more mobile money accounts than bank accounts.
February 18, 2014 / Pierre Ferrari
Throughout our 70 years, Mead’s message has certainly been Heifer International’s experience. As we celebrate the International Year of Family Farming in 2014, I would like to highlight how, when encouraged and supported, smallholder farmers are capable
of shaping an entire industry.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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