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August 18, 2022

Africa

Niger and Sahel use Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration Increase Yields to Improve Food Security

As described in this recent National Geographic article (see link below), farmers in Niger let cut trees regrow in their fields, leading to improved crop yields from retained soil moisture and fertilization by fallen leaves. Improved crop yields can ...

August 18, 2022

famine

USAID Administrator Power discusses food insecurity with colleagues

At a meeting held July 18, 2022, sponsored by the think tank, CSIS, USAID Administrator Samantha Power and a panel of specialists discuss the current global food insecurity crisis, noting how it has ...

Antonio Gayoso
August 9, 2022

Global

World Hunger Education Service (WHES) Celebrates Antonio Gayoso’s Long Career as Board Member

by WHES Staff

On July 30th 2020, World Hunger Education Service hosted luncheon to celebrate Antonio Gayoso, a former Board Chair, and Board member for the past 25 years. Antonio retired from the board in January 2022. Among the attendees were Joan Dudic-Gayoso...

August 8, 2022

Agriculture & Nutrition

Resilience Book Review: Ending Hunger - The Quest to Feed the World without Destroying It

Anthony Warner's 2022 book "Ending Hunger - the Quest to Feed the World Without Destroying it" (Oneworld Press) attempts to challenge the myths he sees in social discourse in developed countries about how to address world fo...

May 4, 2022

Agriculture & Nutrition

WFP's Chief Economist Comments that World is "Exploding" with Food Insecurity

by Megan Durisin (Bloomberg Business Week) Yahoo Finance

In an comment on May 4, 2022 about the Global Network Against Food Crises report that Global hunger will increase this coming year; Arif Husain, the Chief Economist for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said the "the world is exploding wi...

May 1, 2022

Conflict and Famine

World Bank Releases New Report on Ukraine War and Global Food Crisis

by The World Bank Group Commodity Markets Outlook: The Impact of the War in Ukraine on Commodity Markets, April 2022. World Bank, Washington, DC.

The World Bank has released a commodity markets report this April on the Impact of the War in Ukraine on World Commodity Markets. In this report, they state that rising oil prices, inflation and the fertilizer scarcity that the war in Ukra...

March 30, 2022

Africa

Hunger in Niger

by WHES

Niger is one of the countries within the Sahel region on the southern border of the great Sahara Desert in West Africa.  Niger rests directly north of Nigeria, and is home to over 24 million people.  As the country enters April which this year is t...

March 11, 2022

Conflict and Famine

UN/WFP - Ukraine Conflict's Implications for Global Food Security

by World Food Programme WFP.org

The United Nations / World Food Programme has created a publication on the food security implications of the Ukraine Conflict and the ramifications for the global food and energy markets....

March 9, 2022

Global

Global Food Crisis Grows as Result of Ongoing War in Ukraine

by Nigel Hunt Reuters/Yahoo.com

Food commodity price rises mirror global energy price rises. Prices for edible oil as well as grains are rising as a result of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. Basic commodities well as fertilizers continue to rise globally as the conflict continue...

March 1, 2022

Agriculture & Nutrition

What War in Ukraine means for World Food Supply

by Michael J. Puma and Megan Konar New York Times

This opinion piece in the New York Times looks into the ramifications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing disruption of an agricultural breadbasket of Europe. Since staple grains are the food of the World's poorest, Bangladesh, Sudan ...

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