Agriculture

Standing up for a Livelihood

Crippled from birth, Viliazee Claudine’s life has always been a challenging one.  In her village of Ankilimitraha in the southern part of Madagascar, others have always put her down.  Unable to support herself, she has always relied on her mother and siblings for support.  Viliazee did what she could to help her mother, planting cassava and sweet potatoes on an acre of land to make a living.  She knew that she must find another way to support her mother, her four children, and herself.    

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Administration Officials Visit Guatemala and Honduras with CARE to Explore Global Hunger Issues

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., and a bi-partisan delegation of administration officials traveled with the global poverty-fighting organization CARE to Central America to see the role communities and smallholder farmers play in promoting local solutions to improving food and nutrition security.

Former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, corporate sector partners from Cargill, and the media also traveled on the trip to bring their expertise and perspective to issues around global hunger.

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