Food Security

Fighting Armyworms in Malawi

A pest that is barely the size of a paperclip poses a major threat to farmers in Malawi. In 2013, droves of armyworms marched across the fields of this landlocked country in southern Africa, feasting on essential crops and leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. According to the Government of Malawi’s Ministry of [...]

By | 2017-10-25T14:33:02+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Agriculture, Disaster Response, Food Security, Hardship, Hunger, Malawi|

World Food Day: Joining Together to End Hunger

World Food Day, on October 16, is a day of action where global communities join together to commit to ending hunger. In many areas of the world, hunger is a daily reality. Hunger and malnutrition trap people in a cycle of extreme poverty. There are 795 million undernourished people in the world today but hunger [...]

By | 2017-11-17T10:11:58+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Food Security, Guatemala, Hunger, Nutrition|

Study: Evaluating Women-led Saving Groups to Stay Resilient in Malawi

By Julia King In Malawi, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, agriculture is the primary industry and employs over 80 percent of the working age population. The country is now facing the worst drought its seen in 35 years and this challenge has led to dramatic crop failure and soaring food prices, with maize prices [...]

The Power of Women to Advance Education

Every day, millions of children around the world don't go to school. There are many barriers that keep them from learning in the classroom. Parents and grandparents often don’t send their children to school because it’s too expensive. Covering the cost for school supplies, textbooks, uniforms and transportation can be a heavy burden for families [...]

The Power of Porridge: Fighting Malnutrition With Local Ingredients

By Amy Ostrander Kou, a mother of seven, lives in Nimba County, Liberia, and like the rest of the nation, her community struggles with high rates of poverty and child malnutrition.[1] Mothers in Kou’s community share stories about children being small and failing to thrive, suffering from frequent diarrhea, and others who have reddish hair [...]