Marsha Wallace: 100 Under $100 Offers Proven, Practical, and Powerful Ideas

By |March 24th, 2015|Dining For Women, food security, inequality of opportunity, low tech/high impact|

Marsha Wallace, co-founder of Dining For Women, now over 8000 members strong with 400+ chapters. A review by [...]

Land Titles: Prosperity Boosters

By |March 4th, 2015|female farmers, food security, India, land titles|

Champa Sabar, a farmer in Odisha, India, shows her new land title, which is in the joint name of [...]

Don’t Just Teach Women to Fish: They Can Raise the Fish, Too!

By |February 6th, 2015|fish, food security|

Photo: Practical action. Fishing means lifting and emptying the cage!Tools 73 in the #countdown is micro farm-fisheries.  For the many [...]

BeeKeeping: Increasing Pollination and Incomes

By |February 4th, 2015|beekeeping, food security|

Photo: ApiAnon, Araku Valley Andhra Pradesh, India.It doesn't take a lot of upfront cost to start beekeeping and it offers many [...]

Solar Dehydrators: Zero Carbon Food Security

By |February 2nd, 2015|food preservation, food security, The Gambia, vitamin A|

Preparing fruit for the solar dehydration process,Photo: Gambia Women's INitiativeWomen's cooperatives can collectively finance shared equipment like a solar dehydrator. [...]

Improved Crop Storage Bag = Food Security Upgrade

By |February 1st, 2015|female farmers, food security, PICS|

Photo: One Acre Fund - Jeannette from Kamabuye village, Huye district in Southern province of Rwanda, with rice Purdue University's improved crop storage [...]

Urban Sack Gardening

By |January 30th, 2015|female farmers, food security, urban agriculture|

Photo: Cooper Hewitt: Design for the Other 90% - Kibera Garden-in-a-sackBag gardening gives urban residents a method of providing homegrown [...]

Keyhole Gardens: High-Yielding Beauties

By |January 30th, 2015|food security, keyhole gardens, Lesotho|

Photo: Catholic Relief ServicesKeyhole gardens, a permaculture innovation, were brought to Lesotho by development workers seeking to address malnourishment, especially [...]

Micro-Drip Irrigation: More Crop Per Drop

By |January 29th, 2015|food security, irrigation, Nepal|

Nepalese farmers show off their lucious dry season cucumbers, grown with the use of micro-drip irrigation fed by their solar-powered pump. Photo:  ICRISAT [...]