‘Niger’ Archive

“Here’s a Picture Worth More Than a Thousand Words”

We all know the old saying.  As a piece of art this picture is worth no more than the plywood it’s drawn on. But as a plan to maximize profit for this 4-acre Farmers of the Future vegetable garden, it’s worth over $100,000! And for 50 women from this rural village in Niger, that’s a […]

“It Takes a Village”

It was decided years ago that a book Professor Dov Pasternak had written about horticulture in sub-Saharan Africa needed to be translated into French for it to have the most impact. Our colleague, John from Eliminate Poverty Now has gone with his wife to Niger for the next ten days, and has posted a series of blog posts […]

More is better!

Another major priority of our trip to Niger was exploring opportunities for expansion. Currently, there are 18 Farmers of the Future sites and we are eager to grow. Each new site provides an opportunity to lift another community out of poverty. But sites also serve as showcases for the power of the FOF concept. After […]

Formidable!

That’s French for “wonderful” and it’s the best word to describe our latest visit to Niger. Of course, every trip to Africa has been hugely productive. But “formidable!!” was our rallying cry this time around. Here’s why… Read the full post about our recent trip on our partner Eliminate Poverty Now’s website!