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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,...

IFPRI’s 2011 Global Hunger Index

The 2011 Global Hunger Index (GHI) from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) says that, though hunger has declined in the last 20 years, it still remains "serious" with Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia continuing to face the greatest GHI. Explore...

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...

Plumpy’Nut: A Cure for Malnutrition?

In 2000, the United Nations established eradicating extreme poverty and hunger as a goal of precedence, listing it first among the eight Millennium Development Goals. With the help of an unusual product known as Plumpy’Nut, the world now stands a better chance of...

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...

Video: How to Feed the World

This film, How to Feed the World, was directed by Denis van Waerebeke for kids age 9 to 14 in an effort to explain resource disparity, malnutrition and the food crisis in an eye-catching, accessible way. Worth the watch! But after you've watched, take a minute 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...

The Hunger Project Joins Live Below the Line

The Hunger Project is thrilled to be a part of the Live Below the Line campaign. Members of our global staff team are participating under the theme “Community.” The Hunger Project joins thousands of people around the world who are taking the Live Below the Line...

Focusing on Nutrition in Mozambique

Margaux Yost, Africa Programs Associate at The Hunger Project Global Office, recently traveled to Mozambique and Benin to observe our Health and Nutrition programs. Over a series of two blog posts, Margaux explores two key aspects of successful development: program...

My Soul Sings A Different Beat – By Fiona Anchal

Fiona Anchal, a businesswoman who returned from her journey to India with The Hunger Project and Business Chicks in February, reflects on her experience. Business Chicks is a professional network based in Australia that connects businesswomen through their online...

The Hunger Project and the Zero Hunger Challenge

The UN’s Zero Hunger Challenge (ZHC) is a global declaration that “invites all nations to work for a future where everyone enjoys their right to food and all food systems are resilient.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched ZHC at the UN Conference on Sustainable...

State of the World’s Children: ‘Every Child Counts’

Last week, UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) released The State of the World’s Children, a guide that presents the most recent key statistics on survival, development and protection of the world’s 2.2 billion children. The report, ‘Every Child Counts’ aimed to...

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...