This is the second in a two-part series about my visit to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
After my initial disappointment of not being able to travel to Kigoma, Tanzania to visit the Jane Goodall Center’s projects in … Continue Reading ››
What if everyone traveling along major highways this holiday season found another person with a similar trip to ride with, rather than simply hopping into their car alone—adding to traffic and greater air pollution? Those travelers could spend their weekends shopping away and eating extravagant feasts, but if they all successfully carpooled I would still … Continue Reading ››
In case you missed it, check out Andrew Rice’s piece on land grabs in Africa- a very new and potentially troubling consequence of our globalized economy- in the New York Times Magazine. Rice touches on some of the same things I’ve seen during my trip to sub-Saharan Africa—Chinese and the Middle Eastern investment … Continue Reading ››
We mistakenly suggested that ACDI/VOCA picked the location for livestock markets in Ethiopia. Instead, regional government offices were in charge of choosing the locations. See the original post for the change and many thanks to Joe Welsh for the correction.
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'Tis the Season
This Friday is Black Friday in the United States, the frenzied shopping day that marks the start of the commercial Christmas season. Typically a day of sales and deep discounts, an observant Christian might argue that Black Friday would better be observed in 2009 by closing … Continue Reading ››
Danielle Nierenberg (left) with Pancras Ngalason of the Jane Goodall Institute
I arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania excited to catch a flight to Kigoma, a region in the northwestern part of the country to visit … Continue Reading ››