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From The Fields : A preview

Today the WEA team and the Delegates are arriving and settling into their hotel in Delhi. They are about 12 hours ahead of California time and so they are hopefully sleeping right now. While we wait to hear from them directly here is a preview of what they’ll be doing and where they’re going in…

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Your invitation to join us From The Fields

This Sunday, a group of 13 women delegates will travel to Delhi, India to learn, connect, share and strategize with Indian women who are leading the way in sustainable agriculture development. Among this group there are economists, biologists, academics, authors, permaculturalists, and urban farmers. Together, we will launch the first key phase of WEA’s Women…

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WEAving Words

“If we can make small-holder farming more productive and more profitable, we can have a massive impact on hunger, and nutrition, and poverty.” —Bill Gates 2009 World Food Prize Symposium The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Learn about WEA’s newest initiative– the Women and Agriculture Initiative, which will work to equip Indian women farmers with…

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Arsenic Contamination: Water Assessment in Assam, India

“Cost-effective, user friendly technologies providing pure water are required to counter the serious health hazards due to consumption of As and/or Fe-contaminated water.” This water assessment research study done by Chetia, Chatterjee, Banerjee, Natah, Singh, Srivastava, and Sarma collected water samples from various regions of the Golaghat district in Assam, India. These samples were analyzed…

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Philippines Struggle to Supply Most Basic of Needs

“The failure to ensure safe water supply and sanitation and the rapidity with which we degrade the environment through air and water pollutants greatly threatens human health and contributes to a high death toll across all ages. The poorest victims, however, are the children.” In the Philippines, 25 million people do not have access to…

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