2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

"The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas." Follow along with tweets, pictures, videos...
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2011: A Year in Review

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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The "Miracle" Moringa Tree

Native to northern India, the drought-tolerant moringa tree is now grown throughout Asia, South America and Africa. As a crop, the moringa tree’s durability and rapid growth (up to 10 feet each year!) make it ideal for low-income, rural communities.Often called “the miracle tree...
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The Importance of Microfinance in Africa

Microfinance programs provide small-scale financial services to low-income individuals. Loans are designed to foster sustainable economic empowerment and capacity building for people in developing regions. Unfortunately, microfinance and microcredit programs have come under...
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Celebrate World Humanitarian Day 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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Meet Epifenia Cinpita from Malawi!

Epifenia Cinpita, a Hunger Project partner from Ligowe Epicenter in Malawi, reminds me how the Microfinance Program can help people improve their lives. Epifenia took her first loan in 2009 and used it to expand her petty trade business, through which she mostly buys and resells...
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Meet Lizeta Macanimgue from Mozambique!

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Lizeta Macanimgue, a Microfinance Program partner from Zuza Epicenter in Mozambique. Lizeta has an impressive home business, where she sells clothes she purchases in Maputo and food products she buys in local markets, such as cooking oil...
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Income Generation for Immediate and Sustainable Results

News media and the blogosphere have recently been filled with talk of the food crisis and the future of feeding a growing population. And rightly so: the problem has never been more critical nor a move towards finding solutions more urgent. Many offer macro approaches such as...
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Welcome to The Hunger Project Blog!

As a non-profit committed to the sustainable end of hunger, we like to stay up-to-date on the conversations going on in the world of international development. From the latest UN Reports to new government policies, we’re a part of the action and we want to do our best to keep...
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