In Sierra Leone, Single Mother Wins Master Farmer AwardAwareness TimesIn 2009 and 2010, Hawa's group supplied 2000 50 kg bags of export quality rice to the World Food Program's Purchase for Progress (P4P) project.
"With the current rate of staggering numbers of individuals who face acute hunger and starvation increasing daily all over this country is not only putting this countries health in serious jeopardy, but the economic implications have also become very dire.
There are a lot of factors that have contributed to this increasing crisis. From the fraudulent and greedy practices of our financial institutions, the miss guided attempts by our legislatures, a business culture ripe with contempt for the average worker all of which continues to stop the deluge of living wage jobs from disappearing."
"Gordon Conway is inspired by the work of Ugandan agribusiness entrepreneur Josephine Okot. Queen Victoria is still remembered, at least by name, in Uganda. The great lake – one of the largest in the world – bears her name."
This African entreprenuer provides 90 types of seeds to African farmers seeking resiliant and reliable crops. Victoria's Seeds are proven most effective against pests and draughts, which are both common causes of bad yields. Her business is crucial to ensuring African communites have a good source of food for years to come.
Almost one in two children in developing countries is focused on a future career requiring a college education, recognizing that education can break the cycle of poverty. One-fifth (22.5 percent) of children who live in developing countries would like to be teachers when they grow up, while 20 percent want to be doctors.
Extreme weather like the droughts in Russia, China and Brazil and the flooding in Pakistan and Australia [in 2010] have contributed to a level of food price volatility we haven’t seen since the oil crisisof 40 years ago. Unfortunately, this could be just a taste of things to come because in the next few decades the build-up of greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere could greatly increase the risk of droughts, flooding, pest infestation and water scarcity for agriculture systems already under tremendous stress
First Things First: Prioritizing Efforts to End Deadly HungerHuffington PostAt the same time, Action Against Hunger works to prevent acute malnutrition with a range of services, from helping new mothers understand the importance of breast feeding...
A deadly disease called "konzo" has turned into an epidemic for many Africans apart of the DRC. The causes of this are the combination of malnutrition and poisons that lace the cassava roots Africans eat when food is scarce. Groups such as Action Against Hunger are fighting to eradicate this plant, and give them more sustainable crops.
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