This blog is part of a series called #SeedingOpportunity that explores the challenges and opportunities related to smallholder farming around the world.
The second day of our trip to Haiti began bright and early.
The environment is the foundation of every society. A country’s success or failure is intimately tied with how its environment fairs. Pollution, environmental degradation, extreme weather fluctuations affect everyone, particularly the most vulnerable populations living in developing nations.
Mary O’Grady continues to conflate the roles of many rebuilding organizations working in Haiti and continues to ascribe decision-making power to both President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton where it never existed (
Last week, I had the opportunity to join President Clinton and some of our partner organizations in traveling to Haiti to see the Foundation’s work first hand.
The current foreign aid and development approach to architecture and construction has been plagued by what we may call ‘short-termism’ – a common mantra of build cheap, build quick, and repeat.