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Tom Arnold

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This Mother's Day, Let's Bring More Women to the Table Through Economic Empowerment

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 3:19 PM


Recent trends in the United States show more women becoming the breadwinners of their households. With increasing numbers of young women graduating from college and earning graduate degrees, this should come as no surprise.

Yet there are still some who still hesitate at...

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First 1,000 Days Last Forever: Scaling Up Nutrition for a Just World

(6) Comments | Posted April 14, 2013 | 7:01 PM

It is entirely fitting that Ireland is hosting the 15-16 April International Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Climate justice in Dublin.

Fitting because it was here, in Ireland, that an historic injustice took place - the Great Hunger of 1845-52, in which one million human beings died, many of them...

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Enough Food for Everyone... If

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 8:21 AM

2013 has the potential to be a watershed year for food and nutrition security.

Part of its potential is because some major groundwork was laid last year. In May, U.S. President Obama announced the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a partnership between G8 nations, African...

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Where Bacon Is Just the Beginning

(2) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 12:00 PM

Bacon made headlines this week when it was announced there will be a global shortage of pork next year. New data from the National Pig Association of Britain shows that pig herds are declining significantly after the worst drought in 56 years in the United States' breadbasket made...

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A New Commitment To Food Security From G8, But Empty Promises Remain

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 5:55 PM

I have just returned from a whirlwind visit to Washington, D.C. and Chicago, where I participated in a number of events around the G8 and NATO Summits focused on food and nutrition security. Among so many world leaders and high-level representatives from civil society and academia, I felt a sense...

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Too Much at Stake: The G8's Responsibility to Tackle Child Hunger

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 12:37 PM

This piece is part of a series of blogs by leading NGOs to call attention to a range of issues that should be raised at the G8 summit at Camp David in rural Maryland from May 18-19.

Almost 1,000 days ago, on July 10, 2009, the G8 met at L'Aquila,...

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Haiti: Now is Not the Time to Scale Back

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 1:30 PM

On the two year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, I feel it is important to reflect on the very significant progress that has been achieved in helping people recover from one of the world's worst natural disasters on record, and to address some...

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The Urgency of Curbing Global Food Price Volatility

(2) Comments | Posted April 19, 2011 | 3:03 PM

Last Friday, April 15 -- as part of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and IMF in Washington, DC -- I was a panelist in a groundbreaking global conversation, the Open Forum. It was a unique opportunity for a small group of experts to engage not only with each...

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Global Poor Need Protection Against Rising Food Prices

(5) Comments | Posted April 12, 2011 | 6:48 PM

After seven straight months of growth, global food prices are now at their highest levels since records began.

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Association (FAO) Food Price Index, which measures monthly price changes for a food basket which includes cereals, oilseeds, dairy, meat and sugar, was higher in January...

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A Roadmap for Muslim Philanthropy

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2011 | 2:03 PM

I recently had the privilege to attend the Fourth World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists in Dubai (March 23-24). The Congress -- founded by Tariq Cheema, a Pakistani physician based in Chicago -- brings together leading figures in the field of government, diplomacy, academia, finance, and NGOs to discuss pressing concerns...

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World Food Day 2010: Dramatic Results in Niger

(2) Comments | Posted October 16, 2010 | 1:41 AM

Next time you're on a plane, or walking through a park, take special note of the two-year-olds you may see around you. It's not hard -- they'll announce themselves, and often they might be classified as "chubby," in the very healthiest sense.

Today, on World Food Day -- I want...

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