Environment

Happening Now: Rio+20 A Conversation on Sustainable Development

What's all this talk about Rio? This week, world leaders are meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to discuss one of the most universal issues on the global table: the environment. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20, will bring...

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 3, 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...

2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

"The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas." Follow along with tweets,...

Weekly World Wide Wrap-Up – January 17, 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...

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...

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...

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...

Building Resilience through Local Capacity

Over the past week, hundreds of experts, policy makers and practitioners attended major conferences on resilience – the ability of people, communities, nations and the global system to predict, prevent and bounce back from shocks. A conference, in Montpellier,...

In the Spirit of Earth Day, Join Live Below the Line!

Each year, Earth Day calls for global citizens to examine their impact on the environment and learn new (or more) ways to be environmentally friendly. Here at The Hunger Project, we believe everything is connected and that — hunger is inextricably linked to a nexus of...

Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with The Hunger Project

The Hunger Project joins millions of people around the world in celebrating Earth Day this April 22. Protecting and restoring our natural environment is fundamental to ending hunger and poverty. The communities with whom we work are comprised primarily of food farmers...

Get Out the Give on #GivingTuesday!

The retail sector has benefited for years from coordinating national shopping days around the holidays. Everyone knows “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday.” But this year, for the second year in a row, something unique will take place on December 3, 2013: #GivingTuesday....

Listen to Exec VP John Coonrod: Empowering Women at Every Level

Our Executive Vice President, John Coonrod, was a guest on the weekly radio show Green Hour. He explains why The Hunger Project's women-led strategy to reducing hunger and poverty is crucial to reaching the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and points to Malawi...

Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change

This year’s Earth Day theme is The Face of Climate Change. Conversations about the environment and climate change are often accompanied by images of inclement weather, melting ice caps and barren fields. But what we don’t see often are the faces of individuals for...

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...