Field Notes from the Development Industry 2/28/2013

1) A reader wrote in to ask for advice on an NGO that packages and sends rice and beans to “starving people.” I though my answer might be useful for … more Blood & Milk…


Nutrition and Malnutrition

  This one’s for Glenna. There are lots of ways you can prevent or cure malnutrition. They come down to emergency feeding, supplementation, fortification, and changing food behaviors. Here’s a … more Blood & Milk…


Jargon of the Day: Food Aid

Jargon: Food Aid Translation: This isn’t exactly jargon, because food aid is exactly what it sounds like. Food, given away to people who need it. It may be given in … more Blood & Milk…


Jargon of the day: Monetization

Jargon of the Day: Monetization Meaning: Monetization means something slightly different in a humanitarian and development context than it does in social media. In this case, it means selling food … more Blood & Milk…


Jargon of the day 7/8/08

This is a new daily feature: each day I’ll give you a jargony word or phrase I heard that day, along with my unscientific translation. So, today’s jargon: Private sector … more Blood & Milk…


Blog round-up

Ethan Zuckerman is talking about Carl Bernstein and the “The best obtainable version of the truth.” Kevin’s got some links to the international food aid conference coming up. Leo Africanus … more Blood & Milk…