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From Hand-outs to Handshakes: The Time Has Come for the African Farmer

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2012 | 12:23 PM

Considering that it boasts 60 percent of the world's potentially available cropland and will represent 40 percent of the global workforce by 2040, it's hard to believe that Africa is not yet the world's breadbasket. A continent that 50 years ago was a net exporter of food now needs to...

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Technology Is the Real Game Changer in the Fight Against World Hunger

(4) Comments | Posted October 18, 2011 | 3:07 PM

I am so honoured to be recognized as a Game Changer this year among visionaries such as Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, Esther Duflo, and Jamie Oliver, who are changing the world for the better in so many areas of human endeavour.

The Huffington Post itself has changed the game of...

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We Can End Hunger: 10 Ways to Feed the World

(21) Comments | Posted October 1, 2010 | 1:20 PM

We can end hunger in our generation. As the leader of the World Food Program, I seek to inspire a new generation of hunger advocates. But first, the view from the frontlines of hunger.

There are 925 million hungry people in the world today. Most of them are...

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On the Front Lines of Global Hunger

(2) Comments | Posted April 20, 2010 | 1:50 PM

By the end of this year, the United Nations World Food Programme will have delivered food to more than 90 million people living in some of the most remote, least developed, dangerous and neglected parts of the world. Our work, our staff and the generosity of governments across the world...

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On the Devastating Earthquake in Haiti

(2) Comments | Posted January 13, 2010 | 9:57 AM

The World Food Programme (WFP) is deeply saddened by the loss of life and widespread destruction in Haiti and we are mobilizing all available resources to provide urgently needed food assistance as part of a swift and coordinated recovery effort.

Our thoughts are with families who have lost loved ones...

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Sharing the Privilege of Abundance

(691) Comments | Posted November 26, 2009 | 7:51 AM

Thanksgiving always evokes memories of the days when, as mothers of young children, we would bundle them up to deliver turkey baskets -- family to family -- to those in Washington, DC who couldn't afford a holiday dinner of their own.

That simple act connected our children to the original...

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Hunger's Perfect Storm Is Back

(7) Comments | Posted September 22, 2009 | 11:34 AM

The perfect storm for the world's most vulnerable is back -- and with a vengeance. Now bad weather and soaring food prices have been joined by a financial crisis sucking the economic life out of poor communities -- and urgent hunger is the result.

In

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A Billion Serving a Billion

(3) Comments | Posted June 20, 2009 | 10:40 AM

For the first time in history, there are more than a billion hungry people in the world. That's almost a sixth of the world's population.

A billion people go to sleep hungry every night. There are also more than a billion people today fortunate enough to have access...

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How The Internet Could Feed The Hungry

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2009 | 7:51 PM

For the first time in history, there are more than a billion hungry people in the world. That's almost a sixth of the world's population.

A billion people go to sleep hungry every night. There are also more than a billion people today fortunate enough to have access...

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Hunger Is A Winnable Battle

(5) Comments | Posted May 6, 2009 | 12:09 PM

In the two years I've been head of the World Food Programme - the world's last defense against famine and starvation for 100 million people - I've learned a number of things.

I've learned that hunger is a killer. More than 25,000 men, women and children die each day...

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One Year On from the Food Crisis

(6) Comments | Posted May 5, 2009 | 11:58 AM

Josette Sheeran delivered the following speech as the Keynote Address at the DFID Annual Conference on March 10, 2009 in London.

I want to thank you Douglas for organizing this timely and strategic conference. I also want to commend you for what must be one of the best background...

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World Food Day: Weathering The Storm

(10) Comments | Posted October 16, 2007 | 12:02 AM

Midway through the last century, the developed world decided to quit turning a blind eye to poverty and hunger. Led first by FDR, who dreamed of a world "free from want," agencies were set up and tasked with understanding and conquering hunger. Among those was the 1963 establishment of the...

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