On October 15 the representative of the Czech Embassy visited one of the small-scale project supported this year “Promoting Vegetable and Fruit Production for Vulnerable Women”. The organization Send a Cow has worked with 500 beneficiaries to help them address malnutrition.

 

The farmers participated at training in vegetable and fruit production, in saving and family business and as well as on gender. Already after 6 month the beneficiaries had made a huge progress!

 

American Lauren Howe won a Young Scholar Blog Contest “Young Scholars Food Security Blog Contest” was hosted by Agrilinks, in collaboration with the U.S.

 

Government’s Feed the Future initiative and the Feed the Future Innovation Labs. The blog contest provided a platform for college and university students from around the world to share their stories, research findings, or personal experiences working in food security and agricultural development. Lauren Howe is a second year International Agricultural Development Master’s student at the University of California, Davis.

 

She was in Ethiopia as a Trellis Fund student fellow from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture, supporting our Sweet Potato Leaves for Improved Family Nutrition project. This project aims to train 50 smallholder farmers on how to harvest, prepare and consume sweet potato leaves as part of a healthy, diversified diet.

 

Sources:

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Addis Ababa

www.sendacow.org