agriculture

Weekly World Wide Wrap-Up – January 6, 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...

2011: A Year in Review

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...

Five Fruits Helping to End World Hunger

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...

Celebrate World Humanitarian Day 2011

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE ON WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY 19 August 2011 There is never a year without humanitarian crises. And wherever there are people in need, there are people who help them – men and women coming together to ease suffering and bring hope. From...

Biofuel: An Environmental Solution or Development Problem?

With the geopolitical and environmental impacts of ever increasing fossil-fuel dependency, public and scientific discourse has turned towards possible alternatives and their place in an environmentally and socially sensitive world. One of the more popular options is...

Announcing the Winner of the 2011 Africa Prize for Leadership!

Last week, I had a conference call with more than 50 Hunger Project investors and staff from around the world to share details about our exciting upcoming Annual Fall Event. On that same call I had the honor of announcing the laureate who will be awarded the Africa...

Technology in Developing Regions

Relatively new to the forefront of development discussions, information technology is quickly proving valuable in developing regions. Helping to spur growth and increase the profits and capacities of small farmers, information technology is allowing people to "improve...

Welcome to The Hunger Project Blog!

As a non-profit committed to the sustainable end of hunger, we like to stay up-to-date on the conversations going on in the world of international development. From the latest UN Reports to new government policies, we’re a part of the action and we want to do our best...

The Washington Weekly – May 7, 2012

In early 2012, The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way...

10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013

How many hungry people are there in the world and is the number going down? What effect does hunger have on children and what can we do to help them? Here are 10 facts that go some way to explaining why hunger is the single biggest solvable problem facing the world...

The 2013 Human Development Report: The Rise of the Global South

The 2013 Human Development Report, The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World was released on March 14 in Mexico by President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark. This year's report...

Top 10 Trends in Ending Hunger and Poverty During 2012

This year saw a continuation and expansion of many of the positive trends in last year’s list: civil society consultation, gender mainstreaming, transparency, small farmer empowerment. And it saw new initiatives to fill gaps in achieving the MDGs. Yet we also...

The Washington Weekly – December 13, 2012

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the...

FAO’s 100 Facts You Should Know Before Rio

Rio+20 kicks off in less than two weeks, on June 20. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) wants you to be ready -- and paying attention. Don't miss these 100 crucial facts explaining the link between people, food and the environment....

World Wide Wrap-Up – February 10, 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. To help vet some of that...