Tag Archives: food security
Posted on 15. Oct, 2014 by Dan Ruth.
“Food security” is a term that used all the time by people who work in the world of relief and development. But what does the term mean? Is it simply the opposite of hunger? Officially, food security exists “when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy […]
Posted on 05. Sep, 2014 by Dan Ruth.
“Hunger is like this: if you’re hungry, you can’t sleep at night. If you have hunger, you can’t plan ahead for your life. You can’t think about anything except the hunger that you have. Hunger. It creates conflict in the family, and can tear it apart. We used to be so hungry.” Just three years […]
Posted on 14. Oct, 2013 by Krista Zimmerman.
If you know Lutheran World Relief, you already know we are passionate about partners. Local institutions and organizations in the countries we work form some of our most important partnerships. LWR’s value of accompaniment states it clearly: “we support, encourage and learn together within long-term relationships of trust and reciprocity.” But LWR doesn’t only work […]
Posted on 06. Aug, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Sometimes it can feel as if the world is falling apart. Earthquakes, tsunamis, poverty and hunger dominate our headlines. Is there any hope for lasting change? Is sustainable development really possible? We’ve put together a couple charts that show a more positive picture. Hunger is Declining With month after month and year after year of […]
Posted on 12. Oct, 2012 by Katey Swenson.
The new USDA evidence in the Armstrong doping case is buzzing through all of the major news outlets. While Lance awaits his trial results, what else happened around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from Page 7a: Sahel’s Food Crisis: The Guardian has not forgotten about the Sahel Food Crisis and has now […]
Posted on 24. Sep, 2012 by Annalise Udall Romoser.
What do Farmers Need? In Uganda, I was told pangas and seeds. In Colombia it was land titles and roads. In Kenya? Irrigation. In Honduras it was guaranteed buyers and fair prices and in India, access to credit. This is what makes LWR’s work interesting and — frankly — hard. What farmers need in the […]
Posted on 29. Aug, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
This past Monday, the New York Times published an article about the successes of a major gang truce in El Salvador. Five months after bringing jailed gang leaders together to negotiate a truce, “Homicides in this country of six million people are down 32 percent in the first half of this year; kidnappings have fallen […]
Posted on 09. Aug, 2012 by Lutheran World Relief.
Behind the items that we consume every day are farmers struggling to survive and support their families. Living in poor, rural regions of the world where paved roads and Internet access are rare, small-scale farmers who produce these items have little ability to negotiate fair prices for their products. In conventional trade, middlemen take advantage […]
Posted on 01. Aug, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
Agnesh is a woman from the Jamui District of northeast India. 85% of the population in her area depends on agriculture as their main source of income, yet most of the farming is done with low quality seeds that are not cost effective and generate low yields. These farmers also tend to have little access […]
Posted on 17. Jul, 2012 by Annalise Udall Romoser.
Dionisia Choque is a Quechua-speaking farmer who lives in Tinguipaya, Bolivia. Her entire life Dionisia and her family have grown potatoes, and until recently that is what her family ate, potatoes and some meat. In fact, that is what almost everyone in her community has cultivated and eaten for decades. Some would say Tinguipaya has […]
Posted on 20. Jun, 2012 by Trevor Knoblich.
Key Developments Conflict in Mali has added a continued layer of complexity to planned relief activities, with an estimated 320,000 forced to flee their homes. A cholera outbreak has emerged in some of the affected areas. Number of people affected is increasing dramatically, with nearly 17 million people now considered food insecure. The U.S. government […]