All Field Notes
Honey Money Sustains Mbola Millennium Village
Many local farmers in the Mbola Millennium Village harvest honey from traditional beehives, but until recently the equipment and techniques used have greatly limited honey production. The Millennium Villages Project has stepped in to assist farmers to modernize and commercialize honey production in an effort to guarantee both sustainable livelihoods and food security in the largely subsistence, agrarian economy.
By Frederic Geiger
Social and Emotional Learning in Ruhiira, Uganda
The practice of cross-generational sex (CGS), has extremely negative impacts on school-age girls in Uganda, increasing their risk of HIV infection and reducing their self-esteem. The service and emotional learning (SEL) initiative in the Ruhiira Millennium Village aims to provide support and education for vulnerable adolescent girls. Above is a photo of girls participating in Eminyeeto, a young women's empowerment program in Ruhiira.
By Golda Calonge
Improved Eyesight Gives Patients a New Lease on Life in Ruhiira
Thanks to an annual eye care initiative launched in 2011 in Ruhiira by the Millennium Villages Project in partnership with the Tommy Hilfiger Foundation, villagers like Mzee Rwebituzi are able to regain their sight and their lives.
By Natalia Mroz
Progress Toward Sustainability via Agribusiness in Malawi
The Millennium Villages Project has begun to accelerate its efforts to promote sustainability. Mwandama, Malawi is leading is leading the way by creating rural cooperatives designed to help member farmers transition from subsistence to commercialized agriculture.
By Natalia Mroz
With 1,000 Days Left to Reach MDGs, A Look Back and Forward
With the 1,000-day milestone to achieve the Millennium Development Goals in mind, the Earth Institute's Sustainable Development Seminar gathered professors Jeffrey Sachs, Prabhjot Singh, and Vijay Modi reflect on the progress of the Millennium Villages Project.
By Jesper Frant
Emerging TB Treatments Require New Paradigm for Drug Classification
Due to a recent resurgence in tuberculosis research focused on drug development, several new antituberculosis drugs are in the pipeline, and the standard of care for tuberculosis might soon change.
By Jesper Frant
African Voices: Education in Northern Ghana
This post on education is part of a series from the Millennium Village site of SADA in northern Ghana which was launched in late 2012. Through their own voice, the series explores how the lives of community members are changing over the duration of the project. Please check back with us as they continue to tell their stories.
By Abdulai Shefu, Head Teacher at Duu Primary and Junior High School - West Mamprusi District, Northern Ghana
African Voices: Community Health in Northern Ghana
This post is part of a series from the Millennium Village site of SADA in northern Ghana which was launched in late 2012. Through their own voice, the series explores how the lives of community members are changing over the duration of the project. Please check back with us as they continue to tell their stories.
By Fatahiya Yakuba, Community Health Nurse - Kpasenkpe Health Center - West Mamprusi District, Northern Ghana
Inside Kenya’s Sauri Millennium Village: a Beacon of Progress in Integrated Development
The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture visited Sauri Millennium Village in Kenya. In a blog post, they reflect on the their visit and the importance of an integrated approach to sustainable development, which is exemplified by the Millennium Village Project.
By Gabriel Saldaña - The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture
Book Distribution Ceremony at Ilolangulu Primary School
"The new books are so beautiful," declared Fatuma, an excited round-cheeked Standard 2 student. "I want to touch them, and read them, and learn about the things they contain."
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