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By Sara Delaney

Farmers' Faces Tell A Joyful Story Despite Unpredictability

In this blog, Senior Program Officer, Sara Delaney celebrates the farmers she's worked with throughout the years.

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By Sara Delaney

It Takes A Village

In this blog, follow Sara Delaney as she and her husband become parents for the first time and discover that it does take a village, or support system, to raise a child, especially when you're trying to get them to eat! On World Food Day, Sara shows us that we should think of food as more than what grows from the ground or can be purchased from a market; food is a part of us. 

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By Sara Delaney

Working Together in Response to This Year's Not So Little 'El Nino'

El Nino episodes occur every 3-5 years, and result in changes in rainfall patterns globally, therefore leading to the potential of either drought, or heavy rains and flooding – both of which can hugely disrupt the seasons of the small family farmers we work with.

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By Sara Delaney

The Next Moonshot - Food Security for All

Today is World Food Day, a time when people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. In this blog we follow Sara Delaney's experience at the Global Food Security Conference at Cornell University. #WFD2015  ___________________

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By Sara Delaney

World Food Day - A Community Volunteer Helps to Eradicate Hunger in India

World Food Day is October 16. A time when people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. In this blog we meet Seema, a community volunteer doing her part in India. #WFD2015  _________________________________ I met Seema on a hot, muggy a

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By Sara Delaney

A Day at the South East and Pacific Community Development Training - Working with the System

I recently had the opportunity to pause for a day and observe the activities of the 2nd Annual South East Asia and Pacific Community Development Training, which Andrew Joyce introduced in his blog last month. This event is hosted by the Episcopal Community Action for Renewal and Empowerment 

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By Sara Delaney

What Makes You Feel Independent?

I traveled to Ghana earlier this month with some clear expectations. I hadn’t been to visit our program there since last May, when we were just kicking off our Grand Challenges Explorations Grant program, as I wrote about in Getting Ready for the Donkeys. At that point, 100 women had decided

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By Sara Delaney

Carry the Water: You Send the Springs into the Valleys

  During Lent we will periodically highlight passages from the 2015 Lenten Meditation booklet. This one is from Sara Delaney, a Program Officer for Episcopal Relief & Development.  Read the Spanish version of this meditation here: http://bit.ly/1DRfPgF

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By Sara Delaney

Trending Now - The New Way to Grow Vegetables!

I’m often out of touch with current fads or trends, especially here in the United States, since I spend close to half my time traveling around to see our programs. I have now lost count of the number of times that someone here in New York has given me an incredulous look when I admit that I 

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By Sara Delaney

The Art of Patience – From the Garden to the Subway Platform

Last week while impatiently waiting for the train to arrive in New York, I made myself think back to a conversation I had just recently had with two farmers in rural Nicaragua. We had just wrapped up a farmer exchange workshop, hosted by our partner CEPAD, and I asked two of the farmers who had 

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