Agriculture

Regenerate Senegal: Ag Conference Helps Farmers Grow

By |2019-07-24T16:34:13-05:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

By Chris Newhouse, MATTER's Agricultural Program Director. From July 7-13th, MATTER facilitated the second Regenerate Senegal agricultural conference in partnership with the Gorgui Dieng Foundation, the Beer-Sheba Project, and Minneapolis based Terra Ingredients. Several international experts in a variety of agricultural fields traveled to Senegal to spend the week with about 50 farmers from Senegal, Liberia [...]

Zimbabwe Nutrition Garden Yields Health

By |2019-04-24T10:11:46-05:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , |

On the grounds of the Victoria Falls Hospital, under the heat of the intense Zimbabwe sun gathered a small group of people from the hospital, the community and MATTER. After surveying a strip of land adjacent to the hospital’s back parking lot, it was declared "the perfect spot". The area, neglected and overgrown with weeds, [...]

Regenerate Senegal Conference: Finding Farming Solutions!

By |2018-09-07T17:11:06-05:00September 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 [...]

Why Matter? Why Minnesota?

By |2018-10-22T08:38:24-05:00March 2nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

“What do you have in your own two hands?" This foundational question is the soil from which we have grown to become Matter. Our founders not only looked at what resources and skills they had to offer but also looked beyond themselves to see the resources Minnesota has within it’s own hands. When asked "Why [...]

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