Agriculture

2011: A Year in Review

12/22/2011
It’s been quite a year for us at The Hunger Project (THP) and for the development community as a whole.Global conversations are turning, en masse, towards the world’s invaluable smallholder farmers – most notably female farmers. Agriculture, gender equality and sustainability,...
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Ceremony for Beloved Africa Prize Laureate Wangari Muta Maathai in NYC

11/09/2011
Professor Wangari Muta Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Hunger Project Africa Prize Laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, passed away on September 26, 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya. An open ceremony celebrating her life will be held in New York City next Monday, November...
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Five Fruits Helping to End World Hunger

10/26/2011
Have you ever heard of a Monkey Orange? How about Wild Ethiopian Coffee? Over at Nourishing the Planet they've put together a straight-forward, informative piece called Five Fruits You've Never Heard of that Are Helping to End Hunger.A couple of our favorites:Wild Ethiopian...
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THP’s Young Professionals Committee and Partner Organizations Honor World Food Day!

10/13/2011
This year's World Food Day theme is Food Prices: from Crisis to Stability. To bring light to the surrounding issues of global hunger, The Hunger Project’s (THP’s) Young Professionals Committee has partnered with Oxfam Action Corps NYC, American Jewish World Service and Union...
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Celebrate World Humanitarian Day 2011

08/19/2011
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE ON WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY 19 August 2011There is never a year without humanitarian crises.  And wherever there are people in need, there are people who help them – men and women coming together to ease suffering and bring hope.  From...
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Oxfam's Interactive Map: What a Global Food Crisis Looks Like

08/15/2011
You read news about famine. You hear facts about world hunger. But do you really know how extensive the global food crisis is? Oxfam's interactive map shows you a new way to look at the food crisis.What a Global Food Crisis Looks Like.   
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Biofuel: An Environmental Solution or Development Problem?

08/10/2011
With the geopolitical and environmental impacts of ever increasing fossil-fuel dependency, public and scientific discourse has turned towards possible alternatives and their place in an environmentally and socially sensitive world. One of the more popular options is biofuel, or...
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Announcing the Winner of the 2011 Africa Prize for Leadership!

07/22/2011
Last week, I had a conference call with more than 50 Hunger Project investors and staff from around the world to share details about our exciting upcoming Annual Fall Event. On that same call I had the honor of announcing the laureate who will be awarded the Africa Prize for...
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Technology in Developing Regions

07/13/2011
Relatively new to the forefront of development discussions, information technology is quickly proving valuable in developing regions. Helping to spur growth and increase the profits and capacities of small farmers, information technology is allowing people to "improve governance...
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2011 MDG Report: HIV Infections, Malaria and Tuberculosis on the Decline

07/08/2011
In September 2000, the leaders of 189 nations made a commitment to achieve specific results by 2015 in eight major areas, results that have come to be known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs):1. Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty.2. Achieve universal primary education....
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