Archive for January, 2014

The Myth that Saving Children’s Lives leads to Overpopulation

January 23rd, 2014

Forget flash graphics, Prof. Hans Rosling dispels the myth that saving poor children’s lives will lead to overpopulation with a compelling analogue rebuttal.

“The fact is that a laissez faire approach to development—letting children die now so they don’t starve later—doesn’t actually work, thank goodness. It may be counterintuitive, but the countries with the most deaths have among the fastest-growing populations in the world. This is because the women in these countries tend to have the most births, too. Scholars debate the precise reasons why, but the correlation between child death and birth rates is strong.”

Read the rest of the piece here on Gates Foundation site.

Good Luck to Brendan in Malawi

January 18th, 2014

Our great friend and supporter, gardener Brendan Cairney has generously just gone out to Salima in Malawi for another 2 months to work on the Patient Support Garden Project. It’s an amazing commitment by Brendan and his horticultural expertise will reap extraordinary rewards among the dozens of families involved. This is a life-changing, saving saving contribution. We’re looking forward to getting news back from him and maybe even a snap or two.

Thanks Brendan, travel safe and keep in touch.

A New Year to Celebrate at Tues Trust Demo Garden

January 1st, 2014

Cassava and sweet potatoes are starting to peep through at our Demonstration Garden at Ndi Moyo.  Here are some of the healthy crops kindly taken by Peter Hamlyn, Operations Director at Ndi Moyo on Dec 30, 2013. Now that’s a real cause for New Year celebrations.

Ndi Moyo demonstation garden