Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with The Hunger Project

April 21, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with The Hunger Project

The Hunger Project joins millions of people around the world in celebrating Earth Day this April 22.

Protecting and restoring our natural environment is fundamental to ending hunger and poverty.  The communities with whom we work are comprised primarily of food farmers and their well-being is most closely tied to the natural environment. As millions around the globe awaken to the threat of climate change, it is incumbent on us to recognize that, in the quest for a sustainable future, the severely disempowered individuals of the developing world are on the front lines.

As Tarcila Rivera Zea put in her recent statement during the 2013 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, "For indigenous women there is also a form of violence in nature. While Greenland Inuit women see the rising waters banish their communities as a result of climate change, the Quechua Indians of Peru face mining companies in defense of their water sources."

While we must all cope with the effects of these environmental concerns, people living in conditions of hunger and poverty in the developing world are at the greatest risk. They are extremely vulnerable to extreme weather like droughts and flooding – exacerbated by climate change – and bear the burden of climate change (because they account for 80 percent of world population) though their carbon footprints are the smallest.

This Earth Day, let us stand with our partners – women and men who are practicing responsible agricultural techniques, prioritizing their environment and teaching their communities to do the same. Be sure to participate in Earth Day activities in your community!

And, you can take action now by investing in The Hunger Project and supporting our partners as they cope with environmental challenges and build sustainable, resilient communities for the future.

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Meet Lizeta Macanimgue from Mozambique!

August 12, 2011 by Marie Mintalucci
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Several times each month, we introduce you to a partner from our programs in Africa, Latin America and South Asia. Today we meet Microfinance Program partner Lizeta Macanimgue who is introduced here by Senior Microfinance Program Officer, Marie Mintalucci.

Meet Epifenia Cinpita from Malawi!

August 17, 2011 by Marie Mintalucci
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Several times each month, we introduce you to a partner from our programs in Africa, Latin America and South Asia. Today we meet Microfinance Program partner Epifenia Cinpita who is introduced here by Senior Microfinance Program Officer, Marie Mintalucci.

Biofuel: An Environmental Solution or Development Problem?

August 10, 2011 by Communications Intern
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The biofuel debate is fraught with complications. The industry's potentially negative impact on land use practices and its ability to displace food production are being questioned by recent articles arguing for the benefits of biofuel in development and food security in Africa.

Chronic vs Emergency Hunger: Discussing Drought in Horn of Africa

July 20, 2011 by Sara D Wilson
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The Horn of Africa is suffering from the worst drought in decades and alarming statistics tell the severity of the situation. Nevertheless, with world attention on the crisis, we must keep in mind the on-going challenge and causes of chronic hunger and bring attention to the power of self-reliant people.

Announcing the Winner of the 2011 Africa Prize for Leadership!

July 22, 2011 by Sara D Wilson
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Hunger Project President and CEO, Mary Ellen McNish announced the winner of the 2011 Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger on a conference call the evening of July 13, 2011. Meet the distinguished laureate!

Congratulations to Chirapaq Director Tarcila Rivera Zea!

July 15, 2011 by Sara D Wilson
Join is in congratulating Tarcila Rivera Zea, Executive Director of Chirapaq – The Hunger Project's partner organization in Peru – on receiving a Ford Foundation Visionary Award for "lifting the voices of indigenous people."  

Income Generation for Immediate and Sustainable Results

August 3, 2011 by Communications Intern
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In tandem with long-term solutions to world hunger and poverty, we look at small, regional income-generating activities as a way to improve the well-being of impoverished communities more immediately.

2011 MDG Report: HIV Infections, Malaria and Tuberculosis on the Decline

July 8, 2011 by Sara D Wilson
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The 2011 United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals acknowledges a continual decrease in global poverty and disease but finds the most vulnerable, namely women and girls, are being left in the development dust. 

Maternal Health at the Grassroots Level

July 27, 2011 by Communications Intern
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A shout out to UK-based Women and Children First. They have developed a guide emphasizing the importance of community-led strategies to improve maternal health services including best practices, success stories, and advice for NGOs working at the community level in developing regions.
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