February 2015

Insights from Guatemala

I recently traveled to Guatemala with fellow Board members, Joan Parker and Counterpart staff.

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February 2015

Protecting 10th Century Artifacts Restores an Ethiopian Community

For more than 72 years, “The Ark of the Covenant,” believed to shelter the 10 Commandments given to Moses, remained safe among the Zay people on the southern Ethiopian island of Tulu Gudo.

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May 2014

Investing in the development of local farmers in Guatemala

73 extensionists graduated from Counterpart International’s Certificate Rural Extension Program in April, the first class since the closing of the Ministry of Agriculture (MAGA) extension system and university programs in 1990.

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March 2014

Change agents in Guatemala

In the rural areas of Guatemala, Counterpart International is providing technical support to over 80 extension agents from the Ministry of Agriculture, through a number of trainings and teaching methods. 22 are women

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March 2014

VIDEO: Protecting Coastal Environments in the Caribbean

One the island of Hispaniola, both Haiti and the Dominican Republic are trying to balance human development with sustainable coastal ecosystems.

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January 2014

VIDEO: Sustainable Coastal Communities in Dominican Republic

AgroFrontera, a nonprofit organization based in Montecristi which, in partnership with Counterpart International, works with communities to sustainably development their food and farming systems.

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January 2014

Community members at the forefront of sustainable coastal communities

AgroFrontera, a local nonprofit in the Dominican Republic has organized fishermen into association groups that understand their role in environmental stewardship and are committed to …

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July 2013

Grant will help restore Ethiopia’s religious wonders for community benefit

The sacred chest holding the Ten Commandments was worshipped and feared for centuries until suddenly, almost three thousand years ago, it disappeared.

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June 2013

Digital maps are the final stamps of approval for Ethiopia’s community conservation areas

With the click of a mouse, the final versions of maps outlining conservation areas have set the precedent for a new kind of land management in Ethiopia.

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April 2013

Ethiopian beekeepers abuzz with release of new training video

Winnie the Pooh was on to something. Anyone who has squeezed a chunk of fresh honeycomb and tasted the golden sugary ooze would agree that getting one’s head stuck inside a pot is well worth the risk.

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