Monday, August 25, 2014


The inaugural Haller Prize for Development Journalism was launched in June 2014. The ethos of Dr Rene Haller and the Haller Foundation is to promote and share knowledge. The same motivation has led to the establishment of this Prize.
The aim of the Prize is to encourage and advance excellent journalistic investigation of the charitable and entrepreneurial development sectors in sub-Saharan Africa.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Giving Women Land Rights, Giving them Solid economic footing

By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

A woman Farming in Ndop-Cameroon
Elizabeth Maimo, a 52-year-old farmer barely ekes out a living from a tiny parcel of land she rents in Santa village in the North West Region of Cameroon.  The mother of five finds it hard to put food on the table for herself and her children, talk less of sending them to school. But some ten years ago, she and her husband were considered well-off.

 Farming on over 10 hectares of land, Maimo and her husband could comfortably feed their family and sell the surplus to raise family income. In a country where 40 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, her family was counted among the wealthy.