Food offers this nation the opportunity not only to reconnect once again with its agricultural roots, but to assume a role of visionary leadership.
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There are differences and debates as to the extent to which these should be provided, but most people agree that the best way to provide this assistance is through money, rather than goods.
At this time of year, our world can seem very far indeed from Pakistan's harsh realities. I had hoped that the news from Pakistan would be, at best, mixed. But the news remains tough and largely discomforting.
Each year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates World Food Day.
In 2010, the theme is "United Against Hunge...
There are 925 million hungry people in the world today. Here are 10 new approaches -- permanent solutions to ensuring all people throughout the world have enough nutritious food.
The decision by Russia to respond to scorching heat and wildfires by restricting wheat exports is threatening to trigger a panic similar to what sent food prices soaring in the first half of 2008.
The WFP and its Board should implement a targeted hedging pilot focused on chronically food-vulnerable countries, using a conservative decision making methodology.
AKOBO, Sudan — Three-day-old Odong Obong lay in the hospital bed, his pencil-thin arms almost motionless and his shriveled, gaunt face resemblin...
Foreign and international assistance should not be permanent. Instead, it should be structured to help people move from assistance to being able to depend on themselves. This partnership does that.
After many months of drought the rain seems to be coming at the wrong time, too late to help farmers harvest crops. People were clearly getting nervous as newspapers predicting an entire week of rain.
This week's gathering in San Francisco of the 9th Annual Global Philanthropy Forum Conference will bring together the leading voices from the NGO comm...
The Hope for Haiti Now Telethon proved very successful -- donations raised over $65 million for Haiti earthquake survivors. You may be wondering now though, how are the funds being spent?
It's been a month since one of the modern era's deadliest earthquakes struck Haiti. Much has been accomplished during the past four weeks, but significant challenges remain.
The international outpouring of help displays humanity's better angels -- a global sense of grief and sympathy.
Whether it is in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, or even in the U.S., war takes it heaviest toll on the poorest. It is a profound mistake to believe that military force is a solid foundation for peace.
Taliban militants have decided not to bother differentiating between armed forces and UN aid workers. They should remember, however, that they too are bound by international humanitarian law.
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan braced for more militant attacks ahead of an anticipated offensive against a Taliban stronghold, as the insurgents said the...
In Sub-Saharan Africa, 80% of agricultural workers are women. According to the World Bank,They raise 90% of the food, but receive only 10% of credit extended for agricultural loans.
ISLAMABAD — A suicide bomber who killed five staffers at the U.N. food agency's headquarters in Pakistan on Monday was dressed as a security off...
Too much of what comes back to the US about Pakistan is breaking news of such events as a suicide attack. We Americans project our own fears, our own concerns on them.
What is extraordinary about Drew Barrymore's involvement with the World Food Programme is that she has truly earned her title as Ambassador. Her life's mission: to make sure that no child is hungry.
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