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December 14, 2017
(Image: Generosity via feedingamerica.org)

United States

One in 5 Philadelphians suffers from food insecurity

by Emily Taylor Generosity

According to Feeding America’s 2017 “Map the Meal Gap” project, more than 1.6 million people in Pennsylvania suffer from food insecurity.  Philadelphia ranks 10th on Feeding America’s top 10 hungriest counties....

December 13, 2017
Photo: Maureen Salim shows off a pumpkin grown amongst her trees. [Sophie Mbugua/Mongabay]

Africa

Kenyan farmers reap economic, environmental gains from ABCDs of agroforestry

by Sophie Mbugua Mongabay

Kenyan farmers are building resilience and income through an intercropping system developed with the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)...

December 13, 2017
[Photo: Reuters/Thierry Gouegnon]

Africa

African women are starting to take a lead in agricultural research

by Abdi Latif Dahir Quartz

A new study shows that the number of African woman engaged in agricultural research is increasing...

December 13, 2017
Photo: A share table at a Connecticut school  [Michael Melia/AP]

United States

Schools fighting hunger with “share tables”

by Mariah Medina KSAT San Antonio

Schools are fighting hunger with "share tables" which allow students to donate fruit and snacks for other students....

December 10, 2017
Photo: LA Times

United States

José Andrés is feeding Californians displaced by violent wildfires

by Taylor Rock LA Times

When Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, José Andrés quickly became the face of disaster relief efforts. On November 26, the humanitarian-chef announced he'd served over 3 million meals to citizens in need. Andrés will continue to feed Pue...

December 10, 2017
A pedestrian walks through a neighborhood with run down homes on March 6, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

United States

Alabama has the Worst Poverty in the Developed World, U.N. Official Says

by Carlos Ballesteros Newsweek

A United Nations official investigating poverty in the U.S. was shocked at the level of environmental degradation in some areas of rural Alabama, saying he had never seen anything like it in the developed world. The tour through Alabama's rural comm...

December 7, 2017
Internally displaced Congolese families from Kasai Province wait in line for food in the grounds of a former clinic in the town of Idiofa, Kwilu Province after fleeing violence near their villages. [Photo: UNHCR/John Wesseles]

Africa

DR Congo: Hunger crisis, scarce funds could push Kasais to brink of catastrophe, UN agency warns

by United Nations UN News Centre

An acute hunger emergency ravaging Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s strife-torn Greater Kasai region could transform into a long-term disaster if additional resources are not made available urgently, the United Nations food relief agency wa...

Africa

Lake Chad: The World’s Most Complex Humanitarian Disaster

December 7, 2017 by Ben Taub The New Yorker

Boko Haram, climate change, predatory armies, and extreme hunger are converging on a marginalized population in Central Africa....

December 6, 2017
[Photo: Food Tank]

United States

Why Food Waste Can Only Remedy—Not Solve—America’s Hunger Problem

by Lisa Elaine Held Food Tank

Food Tank interviews author and food security expert Andrew Fisher who argues that it’s time to take a deeper look at what the anti-hunger movement is really achieving in the U.S....

December 6, 2017
Photo: The Community Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Growtainers [courtesy of Growtainers]

Agriculture & Nutrition

With Vertical Farms, Food Banks are Growing their Own Produce to Fight Hunger

by Jodi Helmer Civil Eats

Vertical farms allow food banks to grow their own produce with high-tech systems in an effort to fight food insecurity year-round....

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