ONE Calls on African Countries to Commit to Increased Agriculture Funding

ONE Calls on African Countries to Commit to Increased Agriculture Funding

One of the things you will hear often when you travel throughout Africa and visit with government officials is the amount of money they have committed to lifesaving programs from HIV/AIDs national programs to malaria, maternal health, and agriculture programs. What is often hidden, however, is whether or not those governments actually come through with […]

Covering Agriculture, Poverty, and Hunger in Tanzania

Covering Agriculture, Poverty, and Hunger in Tanzania

In nine days I will be traveling to Tanzania as an International Reporting Project (IRP) Fellow to cover agriculture, poverty, and hunger.  As you may recall I also traveled to Zambia this summer to cover infectious diseases as an IRP fellow. This trip promises to be a eye-opener to me as I rarely concentrate on the […]

Southern African Countries Face Hunger Threat

Southern African Countries Face Hunger Threat

It sounds seemingly impossible, but there is yet another area of Africa that is under threat of a food shortage due to erratic rains during the growing season. While the Sahel is still experiencing food shortages, southern Africa is now joining ranks with the northwestern part of the continent. According to the World Food Programme, […]

[Book Review] The Last Hunger Season by Roger Thurow

[Book Review] The Last Hunger Season by Roger Thurow

The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change by Roger Thurow My rating: 5 of 5 stars One does not have to be a wonk to understand the intricacies of global hunger as many might suspect. Roger Thurow, a senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy […]

[Watch] World Food Programme #Food4Sahel Event

[Watch] World Food Programme #Food4Sahel Event

If you missed the World Food Programme’s live Google+ hangout about the Sahel hunger crisis yesterday you can watch it in its entirety on Youtube. You can see everyone who participated in this web story. Denise Brown, the World Food Programme Country Director for Niger answered questions about the food crisis in Niger. “The biggest […]

Where Does the G8 Stand On Its 2009 $22B Pledge to End Hunger?

Where Does the G8 Stand On Its 2009 $22B Pledge to End Hunger?

Photo Above: Small-holder farm where Kenyan woman farmer, Teresia (right) plants cabbage and other vegetables. She also owns a small dairy cooperative. Last Friday the NGO world applauded the announcement of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a new $3B commitment by G-8 nations, African countries and private sector partners to lift 50 […]

Women and Fairtrade (Slideshare from Fairtrade International)

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