From the Egyptian desert rises new life

It was 1977 when the late Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish and his wife Gudrun started farming in an untouched section of the Egyptian desert, some 60 kilometres northeast of Cairo. Returning to his home country from Austria where he was working in medical research, Abouleish envisioned a solution to the many environmental and social problems facing … Continued

MASIPAG: Empowering farmers to breed local rice varieties

Visit one of MASIPAG’s three regional locations and you may come across shelves stacked high with small glass bottles containing hundreds of varieties of rice seeds. These seeds, and the people who grow them, have been the essence of MASIPAG’s work with Filipino farmers since the network of civil society organizations, NGOs, and scientists was … Continued