Many charities have been forced to cancel parts of their fundraising programme this year and are running alternative events that comply with social distancing rules.

Charities operating in Ireland are among the many sectors struggling due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Many have been forced to cancel k(...)

Paul Wagstaff, senior agricultural adviser with Self Help Africa.

One of the more ominous indicators of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa has been the dramatic recent shifts in rainfall patterns. With rain-fed agr(...)

Imogen Rabone started Trees on the Land to encourage landowners to plant native Irish trees.

Melanie Wrynn knows horses, and is beginning to learn about trees. When the horse trainer and her husband Neil moved to a 21-acre farm near Newcastle (...)

Villagers in Kololo in Kirandango district. Photograph: Fionn McCann Photography

On a sweaty afternoon in a facility about an hour north of Ugandan capital Kampala, Richie Rugaya and his colleagues are busy showing off their coffee(...)

Eyerusalem Mekedes of Self Help Africa plants tree seedlings on land at Lake Ziway, Ethiopia, as part of the country’s  effort to reforest the country with four billion trees this year. Photograph: Abate Damte Kora Images

An Irish NGO is playing its part in an ambitious plan to plant four billion trees in Ethiopia in one year. Self Help Africa, an agricultural developm(...)

Ronan Scully sets off with friends on the  Bay to Bay charity  walk from  Ardmore Bay in Waterford  to Galway Bay this weekend.

A former Operation Transformation contestant will bring the distance he has walked for charity over the past 27 years to 10,000 miles in the coming we(...)

TruTrade was developed by Irish development organisation Self Help Africa.

A cashless trading platform developed by an Irish organisation giving African farmers substantially better prices for their crops has been shortlisted(...)

March for Climate Change: students on their way to Leinster House on March 15th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Political discourse in the State is mostly predictable but it can spring big surprises, sometimes from unexpected quarters. On March 15th, children a(...)

Ronan Scully with baby Yeabsira in Awaza in Ethiopia. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Ronan Scully is the business development representative for Gorta Self Help Africa. He is married to Jacqui O’Grady, and has two daughters – Mia (11) (...)

The TruTrade  platform is now being used in Uganda and Kenya, most recently to open up a direct European market for avocado farmers.

A cashless trading platform developed and operated by an Irish organisation is giving African farmers substantially better prices for their crops whil(...)

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