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Agriculture + Land Rights


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Agriculture + Land Rights


Livelihoods built on agriculture are common throughout the developing world. Land rights are an essential asset that enables rural inhabitants to thrive by ensuring household food security and improving the nutritional status of family members. Without secure land rights (clearly defined, long-term and legally legitimate ownership of property), poverty is usually not far behind. Women are particularly vulnerable, as many cultures grant no legal protection in the event that their husbands pass away.

Innovation and the use of technology is becoming a hallmark of  agricultural methods, assisting farmers in ensuring better crop yields or planting methods, and providing insurance and banking services for landowners.


GRAIN // GRAIN is a small international non-profit organisation that works to   support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for   community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems

Heifer International // Heifer International is a non-profit organization whose goal is to   help end world hunger and poverty through self-reliance &   sustainability.

Landesa // Landesa’s mission is to improve the lives of the world’s poorest  people.  Recognizing that the lack of secure land rights is a root cause  of  global poverty, Landesa’s land law and policy experts help poor   countries develop and implement land laws, policies, and programs that   provide ladders out of poverty for their citizens and promote long-term   economic growth.

Mercy Corps // Donation packages let you give a pig, a goat, a beehive, or farming supplies to those in need worldwide.

Sustainable Harvest International // Sustainable  Harvest International teaches Central American farmers  sustainable  ways to work their land without harming rain forests.  Donations can be  made toward everything from providing a community grain  silo to funding  village school programs that plant vegetables and  trees.

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Emergency Food Aid


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Emergency Food Aid


Although the World Food Programme reports that emergencies account for less than 8% of hunger's victims, the need is still profound when disasters strike. In situations of war, natural catastrophes, or severe drought, food is usually distributed for free, and countries that face chronic food insecurity often become permanent recipients of food aid. The sector is largely donor-supported, and is more often a program area within large organizations that focus on creating sustainable solutions to poverty, then assemble in times of crisis when basic resources are needed.

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CARE International // CARE's Emergency and Humanitarian Assistance Unit (EHAU) helps communities  create plans to deal with emergencies and works to ensure they receive  food, water, shelter, healthcare and other emergency relief supplies  when they need them most.

Catholic Relief Services // CRS approaches its emergency response programming through a framework of  saving lives, supporting livelihoods and strengthening civil society.  From the very beginning of a disaster, CRS works with the affected  community with the ultimate goal of moving from relief to  reconstruction.

UNICEF // UNICEF was created after World War II to assist children living in war-ravaged communities. It continues to provide both immediate and long-term necessities throughout the world including food, water, shelter, and health care.

Relief International // Relief International's food and agriculture program incorporates climate change, natural resource management, and conservation principles into projects that improve global food security. It also responds to immediate needs—including food rations, clean water, and shelter—when civil unrest and natural disasters occur

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Hunger + Malnutrition


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Hunger + Malnutrition


Hunger + Malnutrition

With thousands of children dying daily from hunger-related causes and millions pushed into poverty due to the global economic recession, alleviating hunger has emerged as one of the critical struggles of our time. The World Food Programme estimates that one in seven people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life, making hunger and malnutrition the number one risk to health worldwide—greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

Acute hunger or starvation is often highlighted by media stories showing hungry children with enlarged stomachs holding empty cups or helicopters airlifting rations to earthquake and flood victims, but a less visible epidemic is that of daily undernourishment. Long-term effects can be devastating. An undernourished body compensates for lack of nutrients by slowing down mentally and physically, leading to reduced concentration and a basic desire to participate in daily activities. Hunger also weakens the immune system. Many people, especially children, do not actually die of hunger but one of its many consequences like measles and diarrhea.

Action Against Hunger // ACF International, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.

Bread for the World // Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.

Enough Food for Everyone IF // IF is telling our leaders that they need to take action to fix the broken food system so that 2013 can mark the beginning of the end for global hunger.

Freedom from Hunger // Freedom from Hunger provides women with microcredit loans and health education. Its Credit with Education program helps impoverished women purchase higher-quality food and have more control over their families’ health.

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves // The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private initiative to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.

The Global Food Banking Network // The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is a global non-profit organization committed to creating, supplying, and strengthening food banks and food bank networks throughout the world, in countries outside the US. GFN currently supports existing and developing food banks and national food bank networks in more than 25 countries, home to more than one-third of the world’s undernourished people.

Mary's Meals // Mary’s Meals is an international movement to set up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. Mary’s Meals provides daily meals in school for over 500,000 children in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

United Nations World Food Programme // WFP is the food aid arm of the United Nations system. Food aid is one of the many instruments that can help to promote food security, which is defined as access of all people at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. The policies governing the use of World Food Programme food aid must be oriented towards the objective of eradicating hunger and poverty. The ultimate objective of food aid should be the elimination of the need for food aid.