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Famine in East Africa

One of the toughest things missionaries face is being on the front lines when people are suffering. This post is to raise awareness of a current humanitarian need in East Africa. 203 more words

Croffords In Kenya

St Joseph's make a big splash for CAFOD!

The children at St Joseph’s Primary School in Anderton have been raising money for CAFOD’s Big Fish Appeal.  Mrs Fiona Brownsey: Headteacher reports that Class 5 performed an Assembly for parents during which they shared the story of Florence and the fish. 180 more words


Chickens have given a boost to my family: Aneth's story

Aneth John is a young woman from Iwindi village in Mbeya region of Tanzania’s Southern Highlands Zone. She married in 2005 and has two children. The family’s main occupation is the farming of maize, beans and horticultural crops. 476 more words


A Week in Nairobi, Kenya

I recently wrote about traveling without my son and how to do it guilt-free. Given how much I love traveling with James, I will only leave him behind for a good reason. 846 more words


African Dairy Genetic Gains

African Dairy Genetic Gain (ADGG) is an International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led investment by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) that is developing and testing a multi-country genetic gains platform that uses on-farm performance information and basic genomic data to identify and provide superior cross-bred bulls for AI delivery and planned natural mating to smallholder farmers in Africa. 464 more words



ADGG’s vision is to see that African smallholder dairy farmers are continuously accessing more productive dairy genetics, breeding and farmer education services and other related input services enabling their farming enterprises to be profitable and competitive businesses… 351 more words



ADGG will identify an initial core set of about 2,000 small and medium sized dairy farms in each country, with at least 2 dairy cows per farm for smallholders, and at least 10 cows for medium sized farms, and help them initiate on-farm performance recording. 274 more words