Hello from the Agriculture Program

I have been an international program officer with Episcopal Relief & Development since February 2012, leading our global agriculture and food supply programs. I have been working in the area of...
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Philippines Giving - From Near and Far

  When I got on the plane in New York for Manila a few weeks ago, I had in the back of my mind the generosity of the many, many people across the country who had donated to our Philippines recovery...
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Even Stronger Next Time- Comprehensive programing in the Philippines builds resilience for the future

By Sara Delaney We landed in Tacloban early on a Thursday morning, setting down on an airfield full of military planes and white UN tents. On the half-hour drive from the airport to where we would...
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'This is a gift’

"This is a gift." That is what the 27-year-old Omar Isaias Lazo said to me in late August about the agriculture and environmental exchange program run by our partner, the Council of...
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PLANTAIN COOPERATIVE EXPANDS ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

The following blog was originally posted on the CEPAD (Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua) website.  ----------------- Last week farmers in Nueva Guinea signed an agreement with the...
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Where is the Water coming from?

Access to clean water is a critical issue facing the most vulnerable communities around the world. In this blog Program Officer, Sara Delaney, reminds us that the solutions to accessing clean water...
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Better than Food Aid

Last week during my second visit to Burundi, we went up to the north of the country, just near the border with Rwanda, to a community called Rwibikara. The story we heard from the people our program...
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From Ban Ki-Moon to Adam and Eve

Last week, World Food Day was internationally recognized in a number of ways . However, the biggest celebration (to my knowledge) kicked off in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, with the World Food Prize...
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An International Alliance with a Local Focus

Last week, the streets around our office were buzzing with all of the action from the 2012 United Nations General Assembly. Walking outside, you could run into anyone from the President of Haiti to...
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Rice, Rain and Renewal

I ate rice every day during my recent 10-day visit to the Philippines. Most days, I ate it two or three times. So when I think about my trip, rice is one of the first things that comes to mind. But...
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Chicken Soup for the Nicaraguan Soul

On a recent program visit to Nicaragua, the stories, people and experiences came together and made me think of some books I hadn’t thought about since high school – the Chicken Soup for the...
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Giving Birth to an Elephant

Recently, my colleague and I were sitting in the offices of the Anglican Diocese of Harare in Zimbabwe, discussing a new type of community development program called “Umoja.” Our host told us...
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