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The UN Says $16.4 Billion Is Needed To Aid The World's Most Vulnerable

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations appealed Monday for $16.4 billion to pay for global humanitarian needs in 2015, saying it needs that money to help ...

Trapped in an Open Air Prison

Crystal Wells | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Mary Nyalipe Yoac has lived through five famines and four wars. Her brown eyes, now fading into a bluish grey with age, have witnessed more brutality and suffering than most can comprehend. Tragically, the last 10 months were no different, her community devoured by fighting and all that she owned destroyed or looted.

Without Its Farmers, South Sudan Remains Perilously Close to Famine

CARE | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
CARE

World Food Day is an important date for farming communities across the globe -- but not in South Sudan. Without its farmers, markets and transport infrastructure, this country remains perilously close to famine.

This Is Why You Should Be Eating Insects

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green

By the year 2100, there will be an estimated 11 billion people living on Earth. With that many mouths to feed, combined with the potential impact ...

Staring Down the Barrel of Unsustainability

Robert Walker | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
Robert Walker

Despite all these warning signs, it is tempting to think of unsustainability as somebody else's problem. Shortages of food and water are local problems... right? Wrong. In a global economy unsustainability, wherever it occurs, is everyone's problem sooner or later.

Conflict and Late Rains Drive Thousands from Their Homes in Somalia

Crystal Wells | Posted 08.30.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Shukri Sheikh Ali thought this year would be different. It was to be a time of rebuilding, of recovering, of returning home. Instead, she is starting over once again from scratch, her land thirsty for rain and her village emptied by conflict.

The Wrong -- and Right -- Solution For Feeding 9 Billion People

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

The five steps (freeze agriculture's footprint, grow more on existing farms, use resources more efficiently, shift diets, reduce waste) are all good technological fixes, none of which are terribly complicated. So if they are so great, why aren't we implementing them?

If Food Could Fly

Robert Walker | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Robert Walker

Until the food challenge is squarely met, prudence dictates that we should be expanding domestic and international support for voluntary family planning, and in the developing world we should be promoting smaller, healthier families by educating girls, empowering women, and eliminating child marriage.

The Real Hunger Games

Landon Jones | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Landon Jones

There is nothing romantic about poverty and hunger. They are ugly. But what is even uglier is our need to blame the victims rather than to help heal their plight.

Without Our Land, We Cease To Be a People: Defending Indigenous Territory and Resources in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Miriam Miranda is a leader of the Honduran Black Fraternal Organization (OFRANEH), which works with the 46 communities ...

We Don't Have Life without Land: Holding Ground in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Co-authored by Lauren Elliott Part 25 of the Harvesting Justice series For the next three articles, we will pause to ...

Inherit the Earth: Land Reform in Brazil

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Part 24 of the Harvesting Justice series As a key determinant of who has power and who doesn't, battles over land hav...

LAND TO THE TILLERS: RESPONSES TO LAND GRABS

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Deepa Panchang also co-authored this article. Part 23 of the Harvesting Justice series The outcome of last Sunday's e...

The Growing Need for Local-Living Communities

David Norman | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
David Norman

By serving the local communities, creating wealth and facilitating education, we can tackle the problem at its heart and provide a simple solution to a growing global concern.

Million Dollar Hunger Reality Show: The Hult Prize

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Littman

Welcome to the brutal world of business plan competitions. It's not about co-eds hoping to win the affections of the Bachelor. It's about late nights sketching out business models on sandwich wrappers, pizza boxes, newspapers and white boards.

Fix Africa's Statistics

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Fueled by its many natural resources, Africa is growing fast, is finally beginning to reduce poverty and seems headed for success. Or so we think, for there are major problems with its data, problems that call for urgent, game-changing action.

UN: Southern Africa Food Shortages Worsen

AP | Posted 10.20.2012 | Impact

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- The United Nations deputy humanitarian chief says food shortages are "a chronic problem" in southern Africa and more than 5.5 mill...

World Food Day 2012: Heifer International's Cooperatives Will Help Feed the World

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

Today Heifer International joins the FAO and others in observance of World Food Day. This year, the theme "Agricultural Cooperatives -- key to feeding the world" highlights the efforts of smallholder farmers who have united to end hunger.

Building Food Security in a Hungry World

Lisanna Finston | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Lisanna Finston

Every day, across the state of New Jersey, and around the United States, people are forced to make difficult choices, such as: "Should I pay my rent and my utility bills, or buy food for my family?" and "Should I pay for my medication or buy food?" One of the most disturbing and extraordinary aspects of life in this very wealthy state is the persistence of hunger.

Where Bacon Is Just the Beginning

Tom Arnold | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Tom Arnold

For you and me, it likely means that our favorite breakfast sandwich has a higher price tag. But for the world's poorest people, even the slightest price increase can force families to sell the few assets they have and pull their children out school.

Haiti's Second Goudougoudou: The Global Food Crisis

Mark Schuller | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
Mark Schuller

Drawing parallels between rising food costs and the earthquake in Haiti redefines the word "disaster" specifically reminds us of its human causes -- and it is a clarion call for action, a warning of an impending humanitarian crisis.

Global Food Price Emergency May Be Averted

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | Home

(Repeats to additional subscribers) * USDA report paints less severe corn crop picture than feared * FAO says situation...

UN: Food Price Crisis Unlikely

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Home

* FAO slashes its world cereals output, stocks forecast * FAO director-general calls for action to calm markets By Cathe...

Aid Groups Urge Action To Avoid Food Crisis

AP | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact

ROME -- The three U.N. food agencies urged governments Tuesday to take quick action to curb rising prices of corn, wheat and soybeans and avoid a repe...

George Will: Willful Denial

Robert Walker | Posted 10.21.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

George Will, like many other climate and science-deniers, is trapped in a preconceived vision of how the world works, and nothing will change his ossified convictions.