Many local farmers in the Mbola Millennium Village harvest honey from traditional beehives, but until recently the equipment and techniques used have greatly limited honey production. The Millennium Villages Project has stepped in to assist farmers to modernize and commercialize honey production in an effort to guarantee both sustainable livelihoods and food security in the largely subsistence, agrarian economy.
The practice of cross-generational sex (CGS), has extremely negative impacts on school-age girls in Uganda, increasing their risk of HIV infection and reducing their self-esteem. The service and emotional learning (SEL) initiative in the Ruhiira Millennium Village aims to provide support and education for vulnerable adolescent girls. Above is a photo of girls participating in Eminyeeto, a young women's empowerment program in Ruhiira.
Thanks to an annual eye care initiative launched in 2011 in Ruhiira by the Millennium Villages Project in partnership with the Tommy Hilfiger Foundation, villagers like Mzee Rwebituzi are able to regain their sight and their lives.
With the 1,000-day milestone to achieve the Millennium Development Goals in mind, the Earth Institute's Sustainable Development Seminar gathered professors Jeffrey Sachs, Prabhjot Singh, and Vijay Modi reflect on the progress of the Millennium Villages Project.
The Millennium Villages Project has begun to accelerate its efforts to promote sustainability. Mwandama, Malawi is leading is leading the way by creating rural cooperatives designed to help member farmers transition from subsistence to commercialized agriculture.
Due to a recent resurgence in tuberculosis research focused on drug development, several new antituberculosis drugs are in the pipeline, and the standard of care for tuberculosis might soon change.
This post on education is part of a series from the Millennium Village site of SADA in northern Ghana which was launched in late 2012. Through their own voice, the series explores how the lives of community members are changing over the duration of the project. Please check back with us as they continue to tell their stories.
This post is part of a series from the Millennium Village site of SADA in northern Ghana which was launched in late 2012. Through their own voice, the series explores how the lives of community members are changing over the duration of the project. Please check back with us as they continue to tell their stories.
The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture visited Sauri Millennium Village in Kenya. In a blog post, they reflect on the their visit and the importance of an integrated approach to sustainable development, which is exemplified by the Millennium Village Project.
"The new books are so beautiful," declared Fatuma, an excited round-cheeked Standard 2 student. "I want to touch them, and read them, and learn about the things they contain."