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Research in Malawi Shows How Access Impacts Female Farmers

Originally written by Madison Morse, expert with Food Tank

A recent study published in Food Policy finds that male and female farmers in Malawi can produce similar yields when they have equal access to inputs. But according to the research, grain yields on farms managed by women are consistently lower than those on farms managed by men. This partly comes from unequal access to high quality land.

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5 Ways Giving Is Good for You

Originally written by Jason Marsh and Jill Suttie, experts with Greater Good Magazine

Of course, you don’t have to shop to reap the benefits of giving. Research suggests the same benefits come from donating to charities or volunteering your time, like at a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter.

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The First Step (Living on One) Video

Video posted by Optimist on youtube

Today, we are setting out on the most intense experience of our lives- to live in extreme poverty, on just $1 a day for 56 days. We're traveling from the U.S. to the small village of Peña Blanca in rural Guatemala. There are so many things we don't know about the next two months. What will we eat every day, how will we budget such a small amount of money, what happens if we have an emergency?

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The Table - Feed the Children

The table is where you gather to share meals, ideas and the events of your day. It's where you make plans and collaborate to achieve a common goal. Take what you’ve learned today and help a family who need food and essentials. We’ve saved you a seat at The Table.