Agriculture

Regenerate Senegal Conference: Finding Farming Solutions!

By |2018-09-07T17:11:06+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Agriculture, Education, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

“Farming is the future of Africa.” It’s a hot August day in the small, rural village of Kebemer, in northwest Senegal. A group of Senegalese and international farmers have gathered together for a first-of-its kind conference, Regenerate Senegal, to address the challenges facing desert farming. Speaking to the participants is Senegal native and Minnesota Timberwolves [...]

Revitalizing Farms to Regenerate a Nation

By |2018-08-06T08:00:44+00:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Agriculture, Events, Uncategorized|

On August 10-15, 2018, MATTER will host an innovative agriculture conference at the Gorgui Dieng Center for Agricultural Excellence in Kebemer, Senegal. Regenerate Senegal will be an interactive conference to explore effective strategies to increase productivity of farms and soils in Senegal, and create an ecologically stable crop resource. A diverse group of experts from [...]

Eddy Cyphers: The Adventure of Serving Others

By |2018-08-06T08:00:44+00:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Agriculture, MATTERnation, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|

MATTER can only do the life-changing work we do because of the incredible support of our volunteers, those people who believe in MATTER’s mission and give of their time, energy and resources to help make that mission a reality. One of these remarkable volunteers is Eddy Cyphers. Eddy contacted MATTER last year with an interest [...]

Planting Seeds to Grow Health in Zimbabwe

By |2018-08-06T08:00:44+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Agriculture, Companies That Matter, Uncategorized|

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."  - Hippocrates MATTER has begun an exciting, multi-faceted project in the small, rural town of Lukosi in western Zimbabwe. The Lukosi Maternity Hospital serves a population of nearly 10,000 people and facilitates about 50 births per month. But with only 26 beds and sparse, outdated equipment, it struggles to meet the very [...]

Gorgui Dieng Foundation & MATTER Raise More than $500K for Senegal

By |2018-08-06T08:00:44+00:00March 13th, 2018|Categories: Agriculture, Events, Hospitals, Press & Awards, Uncategorized|

MATTER and Latitude recently teamed up again to present the second annual Gorgui Dieng Foundation event on March 6, 2018. More than 200 supporters gathered for the event, held at Latitude's North Loop event space, Elevate by Latitude, to raise  $500,000 for hospital and farm projects in Senegal. "I always had it in my mind [...]

Jewel of Africa to Shine Bright Again with Help from MATTER

By |2018-08-06T08:00:46+00:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Agriculture, Companies That Matter, Hospitals, Uncategorized|

On February 2, the first-ever NVRFLD Charity Poker Event was held in Minneapolis, breaking fundraising records at the party of the year. Sponsored by Latitude, Cambria and World Poker Tour, the event raised over $1.7 Million for medical and agricultural initiatives worldwide. MATTER was honored to be among the recipients of the proceeds and we [...]

World-Class Athletes Who are Changing the World with MATTER

By |2018-08-06T08:00:46+00:00February 16th, 2018|Categories: Agriculture, Hospitals, Press & Awards, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Professional athletes are known for their exceptional skill, rigorous training and raw talent. That's what sets them apart from everyone else. And within the professional athletic world, there are those whose compassion and generous spirit set them apart from their peers. MATTER is proud to partner with three such athletes this year: Bismack Biyombo of [...]

Press Release: MATTER Receives $40,000 Grant from the Pentair Foundation

By |2018-08-06T08:00:46+00:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: Agriculture, Press & Awards, Uncategorized|Tags: |

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** MATTER RECEIVES $40,000 GRANT FROM THE PENTAIR FOUNDATION St. Louis Park, MN | October 30, 2017 | www.matter.ngo October 30, 2017 (St Louis Park, MN) - MATTER is pleased to announce it is a 2017 grant recipient of The Pentair Foundation. The $40,000 grant will support MATTER’s Lukosi Community Demonstration Farm project [...]

7 Days In Senegal: Day 7

By |2018-08-06T08:00:47+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Agriculture, Uncategorized|

Day Seven 8.7.2017 Once Barama, the farm manager, arrived, we could leave the safety of the chicken coop and dig into our last day of work. Gary and I decided to walk the perimeter of the fence to get an accurate measurement of how much was left to do. The sand is much easier to [...]

7 Days In Senegal: Day 6

By |2018-08-06T08:00:47+00:00August 6th, 2017|Categories: Agriculture, Uncategorized|

Day Six 8.6.2017 Once Barama, the farm manager, arrived, we could leave the safety of the chicken coop and dig into our last day of work. Gary and I decided to walk the perimeter of the fence to get an accurate measurement of how much was left to do. The sand is much easier to [...]