Ethiopian Beekeepers Abuzz with Release of New Training Video

Winnie the Pooh was on to something. Anyone who has squeezed a chunk of fresh honeycomb and tasted the golden sugary ooze would agree that getting one’s head stuck inside a pot is well worth the risk.

But keeping bees, and enjoying the sweet profit of their labor, requires special skills and equipment, something many producers in Ethiopia lack.

Many still rely on physically demanding and less productive methods, like setting empty logs in trees and climbing up to get the honey out.

A Revolution from the Ground Up

By Deborah Espinosa

Women in Ol Pusimoru, Kenya have much to celebrate today – but it hasn’t been an easy journey.

Back in 2010, Kenya adopted a revolutionary new constitution that offered women unprecedented protections and freedoms – including equal rights to land and family resources.

Nutrition for Growth: An Historic Moment for Global Nutrition Efforts?

World leaders gathered Saturday in London at the Nutrition for Growth summit and pledged an impressive total of $21.9 billion to be spent between now and 2020 to combat undernutrition. Just as significant as the amounts pledged was who was pledging: governments, foundations, businesses and NGOs all made commitments that resulted in billions of dollars.

At last – Recognizing the Link Between WASH and STH

The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) recently released a report on soil transmitted helminthes (STH) infection in the Americas and Caribbean, indicating that approximately 46 million children in that region alone are infected or at risk of infection by intestinal worms. That is close to a quarter of all the children living in that region.

The Post-2015 Development Agenda: 10 Things to Celebrate, and Get Behind, in the High-Level Panel Report

The UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel has released its much anticipated report on the post-2015 agenda, and initial reactions from civil society generally range from pleasant surprise to “wow.” When the panel was appointed last July, with three heads of state as co-chairs, civil society organizations were skeptical that such a high-level group could produce the “bold, yet practical” framework mandated by the secretary general.

#NotJustNumbers: Congress, Where is the Logic?

Ask the average American what the 302(b) allocations are and very few will be able to tell you that they are the spending caps that the Appropriations Committees in Congress put on our federal budget. 302(b) allocations are important because they are where a lot of decisions get made in the Senate and House.

Monsoon Geopolitics: The Urgency of Emerging Humanitarian Operations in Myanmar

In the coming weeks, an atmospheric river may be flowing over the Bay of Bengal, and the implications could be nothing short of historic. 

Calling on Congress, U.S. Government to Make Food Security a Higher Priority

Congress should commit the United States to a global food and nutrition security strategy, and the vice president should oversee it, a new report from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs recommends.

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