Environment

Happening Now: Rio+20 A Conversation on Sustainable Development

06/18/2012
What's all this talk about Rio?This week, world leaders are meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to discuss one of the most universal issues on the global table: the environment. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20, will bring together...
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FAO's 100 Facts You Should Know Before Rio

06/07/2012
Rio+20 kicks off in less than two weeks, on June 20. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  (FAO) wants you to be ready -- and paying attention. Don't miss these 100 crucial facts explaining the link between people, food and the environment. ...
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Thousand Days: Improving the Nutrition of Rural Women - CSW 56 Parallel Event

03/07/2012
The Hunger Project was proud to co-host a highly successful parallel event during the 56th Commission on the Status of Women this February in New York City. The parallel event, “Thousand Days: Improving the Nutrition of Rural Women,” was held in association with Franciscans...
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World Wide Wrap-Up - February 3, 2012

02/03/2012
Our world is on the brink of change – change for the better. New policies, new ideas and new technology bring us ever closer to the end of poverty, disease and hunger each day. But with these rapid changes comes a deluge of information. So, beginning in 2012, we at the THP Blog...
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2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

01/23/2012
"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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Weekly World Wide Wrap-Up - January 17, 2012

01/17/2012
Our world is on the brink of change – change for the better. New policies, new ideas and new technology bring us ever closer to the end of poverty, disease and hunger each day. But with these rapid changes comes a deluge of information. So, beginning in 2012, we at the THP Blog...
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Weekly World Wide Wrap-Up - January 6, 2012

01/04/2012
Our world is on the brink of change – change for the better. New policies, new ideas and new technology bring us ever closer to the end of poverty, disease and hunger each day. But with these rapid changes comes a deluge of information. So, beginning in 2012, we at the THP Blog...
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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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New UNDP Report Links Climate Change to Gender Inequality in Developing Countries

11/07/2011
The United Nations Development Programme’s 2011 Human Development Report links environmental hazards to wealth and gender disparities, health challenges and dwindling income advancement in developing countries.The report was introduced on November 2 in Copenhagen by UNDP...
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The "Miracle" Moringa Tree

10/05/2011
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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