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Paying for School, One Mushroom at a Time


“In August, I got 1 million Kip from selling cardamom and 1 million Kip from selling red mushrooms. I sold them to a buyer here in the village. 413 more words


Weaving an Income


“Traditionally, we Phong women, weave sins and embroider blouses. I too learnt from my mother how to weave Phong style sins. However, I also really wanted to weave other patterns but I didn’t know how to set the lines for different designs. 590 more words


Pomegranate farming proving to be lucrative for Maharashtra farmers

In drought prone Maharashtra for several years the farmer has been fighting a battle of existence. With poor conditions turning a problem for the average man on the field, in recent years the pomegranate has proved a blessing in disguise in Maharashtra. 284 more words

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There are No Shortcuts to Producing Na Uoo Noodles


“Na Uoo’s Pho noodles are unique because they are not too thick or too thin but just right. They are easy to cook with and very tasty. 736 more words

Na Uoo

CAFOD runner affected by lack of water

Sometimes we do realise how lucky we are…

Back in 2014, Andy Ogley arrived at the Sheffield Half Marathon event to run for CAFOD and raise funds for water projects around the world; but he didn’t expect to be one of the thousands of competitors to be affected by a lack of water. 134 more words


Learn more about the Villages


Ban Houay Len

Houay Len is a Phong village with 40 households in Nong Het district of Xieng Khouang. It is 60 km from Nong Het Tai and 13 km from the Vietnamese border.  710 more words

Na Uoo

A can of worms: fall armyworm invasion in Africa

By CABI’s Roger Day. Reblogged from the Food and Business Knowledge Portal

The fall armyworm is still invading regions in Africa. Since 2016 this worm has been spreading across sub-Saharan Africa and has been officially identified in 11 countries. 875 more words

Invasive Species