Chornelis Neno and his fellow neighbors tried out the permaculture method in a small area near their home of Biloto Village in West Timor, Indonesia. Now they have vegetables to harvest.
Photo: Blasius Halek, CWS-Indonesia
New CWS vision to tackle hunger at its sources
"As the world has changed in the years since CWS began its work, so too is the way that we envision and accomplish our work," said the Rev. John L. McCullough, CWS CEO and executive director. Read more and see how you can help change the equation and ensure food for all.
Food for life: Indonesian farmers benefit from CWS pilot program
In West Timor’s Biloto Village, CWS is teaching farmers about permaculture – an earth-friendly methodology that helps boost crop production without expensive fertilizers and pesticides. The farmers have also been trying System of Rice Intensification, which yields more rice from less seed and water – ideal for drought-prone areas.
Tighter security screenings put refugees in peril
During FY 2011, CWS resettled 5,318 refugees through its U.S. network of offices and affiliates – and successfully processed 6,387 African refugees through its Nairobi-based Resettlement Support Center. But thousands of the world’s most vulnerable people have yet to make it through an increasingly complicated screening process.
CWS responds to Cambodia flood crisis
CWS is working to provide food, water purification tablets and non-food items such as water filters and mosquito nets to 2,928 of the poorest families in six Cambodian provinces. CWS has already begun distributing rice.