Christopher Shore

Christopher Shore

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With FMNR, farmers learn to get into the shade

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 16, 2018 6:01:44 PM / by Christopher Shore posted in Economic Empowerment, THRIVE, WV, FMNR

July Newsletter Lead

Recent record-high temperatures across the USA have put the spotlight on how to cope with the heat. One of God’s best inventions for this is – a TREE!  Trees and agriculture can and do go together, and we bring them together in the THRIVE program through Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR).

In Niger, the encroaching Sahara Desert is a daily challenge for farmers – the wind, sand, dust, soil degradation, water scarcity, and recurring drought make it hard for farmers to provide well for their families.  Restoring and managing trees is proving to be not only a way of growing more crops, but there is a special tree that has the sweet taste of success.

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A tale of two cobs

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2017 3:34:42 PM / by Christopher Shore posted in Economic Empowerment, Impact Stories, THRIVE, WV

Two cobs

Sometimes a picture tells the whole story. Sometimes a bit of explanation is needed. 

As we in the USA prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, we will be reminded of how native Americans showed Pilgrims the agricultural bounty of the land – turkey, squash, beans, and corn (known by many as maize). In all the countries where World Vision is implementing its THRIVE program, smallholder farmers grow this crop we all know and love - corn. For many smallholder farmers around the world, corn is the staple food. It is ground to make a porridge, cakes, or sometimes tortillas. Corn is life.

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