Nutrition

Event: “A Life Free From Hunger: Tackling Child Malnutrition”

02/24/2012
Around the world, 170 to 180 million children are suffering from stunting, a medical condition caused by insufficient nutritional intake. The hidden crisis of child malnutrition was discussed at a February 15 Save the Children event, “A Life Free From Hunger: Tackling Child...
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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 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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Plumpy’Nut: A Cure for Malnutrition?

11/02/2011
In 2000, the United Nations established eradicating extreme poverty and hunger as a goal of precedence, listing it first among the eight Millennium Development Goals. With the help of an unusual product known as Plumpy’Nut, the world now stands a better chance of reaching its...
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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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2011 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Past Africa Prize Laureate

10/07/2011
On Friday, October 7, 2011 past Hunger Project Africa Prize laureate Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize along with Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni pro-democracy campaigner Tawakkul Karman. As noted by the New York...
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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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UN Framework for Scaling Up Nutrition

09/14/2011
As food prices increase worldwide, developing nations struggle to battle the growing hunger crisis. In the heart of the crisis, the Horn of Africa, over 13 million mothers, fathers, children and grandparents are fighting to survive. Their struggle for food can inevitably be...
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