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Is Voluntourism a negative thing?


Writer Mario Machado, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, wrote a blog post called   “The Privialedge of Doing Developmnet Work: Voluntourism and Its Limitations,” on the Huffington Post website. 208 more words

Will the new G8 alliance end food insecurity in Ghana - unlikely, but it will facilitate land grabs

“Ghana’s current pattern of agricultural investment and growth is clearly not succeeding in addressing food and nutrition insecurity … The New Alliance document manifestly emphasises private investment, but there is little corporate profit to be made in the type of agriculture that can address these issues.” 91 more words


Caribbean Volunteerism Study Tour

From October 21-25, Volunteerism Support Platform (VSP) staff travelled to Jamaica to join representatives from around the region on the Caribbean Volunteerism Study Tour sponsored by Cuso International. 347 more words

Cuso International

Sustainable Volunteering: Not Just For the Environment

There is plenty of literature stating the benefits of volunteering. It can be beneficial for the communities we serve and it’s definitely good for us (the volunteers), helping us grow and connect as human beings. 730 more words

OT Without Borders

Notes from the field - conserving forests and creating livelihoods with cacao

Here’s another really interesting cocoa growing project in Honduras, this time encouraging organic cultivation and forest conservation. In 2013, the project distributed over 230,000 cacao seeds to 261 farmers and planted trees on 536 acres. 28 more words

International Development

G8 New Alliance condemned as new wave of colonialism in Africa

G8 New Alliance condemned as new wave of colonialism in Africa – critics say landmark initiative to boost agriculture and relieve poverty favours big business to the detriment of small farmers. 84 more words