October 24, 2012 / Jemimah Njuki
CARE's Pathways program launched in Africa to improve the food security and long-term resiliency of 150,000 women smallholder farmers and their families in Malawi, Tanzania, Ghana, Mali, Bangladesh and India.
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October 05, 2012 / Alesha Black
A look at the transformation that can be realized with labor-saving technology on small farms across Africa. Plus, a call to innovate further and find new ways to make appropriate tehcnology more accessible to farmers.
September 27, 2012 / Gates Foundation
Photo of the Day for Thursday, September 27, 2012.
September 26, 2012 / Gates Foundation
Photo of the Day for Wednesday, September 26, 2012.
September 21, 2012 / Sam Dryden
To think about helping farming families in developing countries grow more food, you need a point of view. At the foundation, our point of view begins and ends with the woman farmer and her 1-2 acres of land. Always.
"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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