Seedlings getting ready for transplant at at MCC partner KMTC (Kulima Mbobumi Training Center) in ZImbabwe. KMTC stands for Family is Life. The goal of the project by Canadian Food Grains Bank (CFGB) and MCC in the Binga district of Zimbabwe is to increase food security for households by using conservation agriculture to produce cereal crops and vegetables.

Waiting for rain

As in many vulnerable communities worldwide, farmers nervously await the rainy season each year in Binga District in Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe. When rains are sparse farmers are forced to plant several times. Normally, the rainy season starts in November. But in recent years, the heavy rain has not come until December, followed by a…

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Speaking the language of peace

By Charissa Zehr As a bilingual person aspiring to be trilingual, living with a bilingual spouse, I spend a lot of time thinking about language construction and the flawed way we interpret one language into another. Words fail to describe certain feelings; idiomatic expressions refuse to be confined by Google Translate and the sentiment falls…

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Health as a human right with HIV/AIDS

Health is a fundamental human right. Therefore, each individual, society as a whole, and the government share in the responsibility for providing equal access to healthcare for all. For the highest standard of health to be attained, this responsibility must truly be embraced. Investing to save lives should remain a global priority. If we desire…

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Vote no on war authorization

Ask your members of Congress to vote no on authorizing the use of military force. Background: President Obama has proposed an “Authorization for the Use of Military Force” (AUMF) against the Islamic State group. Members of Congress are considering the president’s proposal and could eventually move to a vote on final legislation in both the…

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Support negotiated deal with Iran

Urge your Members of Congress to support a negotiated deal with Iran. Background: On April 2, the U.S. and five other nations announced a framework agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear program. Now the goal is to reach a final agreement by the end of June. A final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program would be a…

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