Blog posts about Food and Income
Women farmers working together
28 year old Selina Kerketa is the Secretary of an all female farmers group from Bangladesh. She talks of her ambitions for the future.
The food revolution that could transform life behind bars
Poor nutritrition makes people in prison more vulnerable to infection, increasing the risks to communities around them. Grow-your-own initiatives could be a simple, innovative way to improve health behind and beyond bars.
Happy bellies for brighter futures: Volunteers' project feeds hungry children
Shocked by levels of malnutrition in the country, volunteering couple Jan and Ann started their own project to give a hundred nursery aged children in Rwanda a hot meal at school every day.
Living with HIV in Rwanda
After her husband had an affair, Beretilde became HIV positive. Life is hard for Beretilde. But after joining a local cooperative things are looking up. She is now making a better living, providing for her children and investing in the future.
Despite the odds Celina turned her passion for food into a successful business
Celina Kisha Chibanda, 59, runs a small food processing business from her home in Iringa, Tanzania. But succeeding has not been easy.
Shea joy as volunteer Stephanie returns to progress in Ghana
British volunteer Stephanie Green spent two years in Ghana working to help Shea nut processors become financially independent businesswomen. She returned earlier this year- and was delighted to see that the women are thriving, independent of VSO support.
Delivering job-ready graduates in Tanzania
Before VSO's project, fewer than one in three graduates were in work within two years of leaving vocational training. Now more than half are employed within six months.
Business is growing for farmers in northern Uganda
Volunteer Sheila Rushforth discusses the improving situation for farmers in Northern Uganda, an area that has long struggled with development after years of conflict.
Farming together for better profits
Abdul Latif has been farming all his working life, but he has still learned a lot of important lessons from being part of the Bugra Para farmers group. Abdul discusses the benefits of farming together.
Growing together in Bangladesh
Volunteer Liz Hunt, an employee of Syngenta, discusses her role supporting VSO's 'Growing Together' programme - working to increase the skills and abilities of 10,000 small-scale rice, potato and vegetable farmers in the Rangpur and Dinajpur districts of north western Bangladesh.