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The Hunger Project in the News
Three clusters of rural communities in the Eastern Region of Ghana- Atubikrom, Akotekrom and Nsuta-Aweregya- are the first in Africa to have been deemed self-reliant by The Hunger Project. The communities have achieved ‘sustainable self-reliance’ based on a set of 50 targets, including a 58 percent increase in the portion of households using sanitation measures and a 98 percent increase in the portion of children attending secondary school. Read the full story at GhanaWeb. http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/regional/Hunger-project-celebrates-victory-over-poverty-457921
On July 23, the CEO of The Hunger Project, Åsa Skogström Feldt, was installed as the Nkorsuorhenmaa- development queen mother- of Akotekrom, a farming community in the Birim South District. Åsa was given the name at a colorful durbar in Akotekrom, which was also used to mark the declaration of self-reliance by 15 communities. Read the full story at Ghana News Agency. http://www.ghananewsagency.org/social/hunger-project-ceo-installed-akotekrom-development-queenmother-106005
The Hunger Project has established epicenters in 16 communities in the Birim South District to alleviate poverty and hunger. Over the past eight years, community members have received financial and technical assistance from The Hunger Project, which has mobilized them and built their capacity in improved agricultural practice. Through the project, the people, especially women, have been empowered to contribute to the development of their communities. Read the full story at Graphic. http://www.graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/16-communities-in-birim-south-benefit-from-the-hunger-project.html
The Asia-Pacific Region faces severe food insecurity in a time of drastic environmental, economic and demographic transformations. The Hunger Project Executive Vice President, John Coonrod speaks to Inter Press Service about some of the main obstacles against food security in South Asia. A three-day food security forum on June 22-24, at the Asian Development Bank Headquarters, will serve as a vital opportunity for stakeholders to exchange knowledge and build partnerships in hopes of creating an innovative strategy for a hunger-free Asia Pacific by the year 2030. Read the full story at IPS News.
Last Saturday, May 28, marked World Hunger Day, with the international focus on the major problem that impacts about one in nine people on earth. Rita Sarin, director of the Hunger Project India, provides information regarding the issue of hunger in India. Read the full story at CCTV America. http://www.cctv-america.com/2016/05/30/the-heat-the-far-reaching-impact-of-world-hunger