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."
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Technology can provide improved education and crucial medical, agricultural and political information to developing regions. Efforts to promote its use have begun to surface and are beginning to prove valuable to the well-being of people rural areas.Read More
Agroforestry is an agricultural approach that capitalizes on the interactive benefits of combining tree growth with crops and livestock. This highly effective practice deserves greater attention as a system that simultaneously helps counter the effects of climate change and improves the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.Read More
Besides the obvious necessity of clean water for drinking, water for agricultural activities is a crucial element in the livelihoods of millions of small-holder farmers. A recent report from the Food and Agricultural Organization and an infographic from Treehugger articulate the issue of water scarcity.Read More
Roughly 70 percent of the globe is covered by water. Yet only 2.5 percent is naturally safe to use for daily purposes like agriculture, drinking and bathing. Non-governmental organizations, government bodies and even large corporations have recognized the global need and are joining together in the mission to develop safe, affordable water filtration for those in need.Read More