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COS Conference!

I recently came back from my COS conference. For people not familiar with Peace Corps lingo, Close of Service (COS) conference is done about three months before we leave, as things are due at different times during those three months. 236 more words

Food for war

A recent blog or two drew my attention to the importance of food. One of the standard complaints about the East Africa campaign of WW1 was that supply lines were so stretched on occasion that men suffered starvation, often on 1/4 rations for days or weeks. 695 more words


Improved reproductive techniques enable effective use of superior rams in Ethiopia’s community-based sheep breeding programs

Zelalem Abate

Genetic improvement of small ruminants has been identified as a “best bet” in Ethiopia’s highland areas. As part of the Livestock and Fish small ruminant value chain development activities in Ethiopias, community-based breeding programs established through an earlier project (located in Horro, Menz, Bonga and Abergelle) were strengthened and new ones were established in Atsbi and Doyogena. 773 more words


East African Sweet Potato Pudding

The sweet potato is indigenous to South America, but is often associated with Africa because it is a staple food over much of the continent.  Today’s recipe is typical of traditional dishes that rely on just a few ingredients & basic cooking techniques.  166 more words

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Uganda pig feed trials show benefits of local feed solutions

Research assistants chopping jackfruit (left) and weighing a feed trial pig (right) at Kamuzinda Farm, Uganda (photo credit: ILRI/Natalie Carter).

Pig production in Uganda is on the rise. 682 more words


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Witnessing a birth

In honor of women’s history month and the past International Women’s Day (March 8th), I want to write about the first time I saw a birth. 364 more words

In Hong Kong, PMQ Serves Up Food and Art

Visitors should be warned that any request for a hot caffeinated beverage on a weekday morning will be met with a bleary-eyed barista just getting to work. 44 more words