Agriculture & Nutrition

The tools to end childhood hunger

by Aya Nance The Union Times August 18, 2019

The Piedmont Physic Garden in Union, South Carolina, will be hosting Cooking Matters classes in partnership with Clemson SNAP-Ed from August 27 to October 1. The course aims to help end childhood hunger by giving families the tools needed to make healthy, affordable food choices....

Look beyond maize to ensure food security

by Margaret Chisanga Zambia Daily Mail August 18, 2019

HIVOS Zambia says a recent study indicates that Zambia’s food system is not delivering enough affordable nutritious food for most of the populace with maize dependency greatly contributing to problems of poverty, malnutrition, vulnerability to drought, pests and diseases....

Growing Food From Air in Nigeria

by Timothy Obiezu VOA News August 6, 2019

A group of farmers in Nigeria is using a technology-based method to grow crops from moisture in the air. The method, known as aeroponics, does not involve soil. Instead, plant roots hang in the air. The roots take in a nutrient solution from a watery mist....

We are leaving so much food on farms to just rot in the field

by Eillie Anzilotti Fast Company August 4, 2019

Santa Clara University researchers found that, in California, 33% of food that’s grown is either unharvested or left behind in the fields....

Natalie’s Everyday Heroes: Hunger Task Force Farm director Matt King

by Natalie Shepherd CBS 58 July 25, 2019

The Hunger Task Force is well-known in the Milwaukee area for feeding people in need. But beyond the canned goods and non-perishable food items, the Hunger Task Force runs a farm in Franklin to make sure people also have access to fresh fruits and vegetables....

“Nuestro Huerto / Our Garden (2012-2013)” by Matias Salinas Arenas is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Why soil is disappearing from farms

by Richard Gray BBC July 18, 2019

The dirt beneath our feet is getting poorer and on many farms worldwide, there is less and less of it....

To Survive in a Wetter World, Raise Ducks, Not Chickens

by Susannah Savage The Atlantic July 15, 2019

Farmers in Bangladesh are raising ducks as part of an effort to adapt to climate change....

Graça Machel calls for disrupting the agricultural sector to achieve Zero Hunger

by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations June 23, 2019

Delivering the McDougall Memorial Lecture on food security at the opening of the 41st Session of the FAO Conference on the challenges and opportunities of reaching Zero Hunger, Graça Machel - an international advocate for children's and women's rights - condemned "the shameful failure of global...

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Whelan, former WHES board member

Climate Change Is Intensifying Food Shocks

by Danielle Beurteaux Civil Eats June 11, 2019

From rain-soaked fields in the Corn Belt to drowned livestock, food shocks—abrupt disruptions to food production—are becoming more common as a result of extreme weather....

“Nuestro Huerto / Our Garden (2012-2013)” by Matias Salinas Arenas is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Netherlands vegetable seed developer wins World Food Prize

by David Pitt ABC News June 11, 2019

A seed developer from the Netherlands credited with introducing high quality disease-resistant vegetable seeds to more than 60 countries including the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia was awarded the 2019 World Food Prize on Monday....

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  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
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