Topic — Business & Entrepreneurship

Emerging from traditional to income-generating farming

Field Note — Published .

An entrepreneurial group of Mayange residents are building a new business by taking an old idea—beekeeping—and updating it with the help of training from the Millennium Villages Project and financial support from the Mayange Community Development Fund.

Successful launch of Mayange's cassava flour plant

Field Note — Published .

All were anxiously expecting it: the farmers in order to sell off their harvest, the community to buy good quality products, and the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) team to kick-start this income generating venture.

Bagfuls of Care

Field Note — Published .

The glitzy New York fashion scene and the muddy hills of a poor Ugandan village may seem worlds apart, but a backpack is bringing them closer.

Ruhiira Goes Bananas for the Fruit

Field Note — Published .

In the cold morning air heavy with mist, green waves rise gently from deep valleys up to Ruhiira's hilltops then flow downwards again, engulfing small villages.

Video: Documenting Successes in Uganda and Kenya

Field Note — Published .

I had the wonderful opportunity this spring to visit two Millennium Village clusters, Ruhiira in Uganda and Sauri in Kenya, with a group of extraordinary donors.