In the quiet village of Bantayanon in Negros Occidental, Ligaya Almunacid showed off her new toilet.  “This is my dream toilet, ” she told us. Hers is not the typical structure made of palm-…

Karl Galing |

While driving around rural areas of Puno in Peru, Caaguazú in Paraguay or Granada in Nicaragua, do not be surprised to see women lifting rocks from the roads and using shovels and picks alongside…

Maria Margarita Nunez |

En el Perú, el 27% de los trabajadores las empresas de mantenimiento de caminos rurales son mujeres. Cuando maneje por las áreas rurales de Puno en Perú, de Caaguazú en Paraguay o de Granada en…

Maria Margarita Nuñez |

Recently planted avocado trees in the Alto Laran district, in Peru. A five hours’ drive south of Lima lays the coastal provinces of Chincha. If one heads inland into the deserted mountains that…

Maria Margarita Nunez |

Plantación de paltas en el distrito Alto Larán, en el Perú. A cinco horas de viaje en auto hacia el sur de Lima se encuentra la provincia costera de Chincha.  Si uno se dirige hacia las montañas…

Maria Margarita Nuñez |

On a Friday evening last November, twelve mayors from nearby districts gathered at the municipal office building in Tarapoto, Peru. Even though the rainy season was just ramping-up in this lush…

Maria Margarita Nunez |

There is clear and present danger that another global food price crisis will emerge sooner than later.  A key signal is the lackluster result of the December 2013 Ministerial meeting of the World…

Bruce Tolentino |