The Foods that Fix Malnutrition

Pearl millet. Finger millet. Green gram. Prickly pear cactus. Teff. Bambara groundnut. Sorghum. Pigeon pea. The names of these foods could be familiar to regular readers of this newsletter, but […]

Does VACS Signal a Turning Point in Development Philosophy?

Major foreign aid institutions have long been criticized for emphasizing big-money projects over more cost-effective, smaller-scale approaches toward fostering human potential. Much aid has gone towards high-cost urban infrastructure, which […]

Blinken Talks Dirt and VACS at Davos


Once again, the world’s elite gathered in Davos, Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum, widely referred to as simply “Davos” for short. The annual ritual, which one of our […]