Food Security and Nutrition
The right to food is one of the most basic human rights.
Too many of our neighbors don't have the resources they need to realize this right, though. Too many parents are struggling to put food on the table. Too many students are trying to learn while ignoring their empty bellies. Too many children aren't getting the nutrition they need to grow up healthy and strong. And too many people don't know where their next meal will come from.
You know that it doesn't have to be this way. That's why you’re teaming up with communities all around the globe to improve food security. You’re helping families grow or buy more food--and more nutritious food. You’re working with parents to learn nutrient-rich recipes using local ingredients. You’re helping farmers improve their harvests and families to start vegetable gardens. And you’re making sure people can earn a living and afford to buy the food they need.
Join the movement. Change the equation.
Overcoming Hunger and the Odds
Hope and recovery for 800 Kenyan families after the desert locust emergency
In 2020, swarms of desert locusts resembling dark storm clouds descended ravenously on the East and greater horn of Africa. They roved through the region and flattened farms and pasture lands posing an unprecedented threat to the food security of millions of people and their livestock in already vulnerable areas. Farmers could do nothing but watch with dismay as the …
Poor Farming Families Change Their Lives in West Timor, Indonesia
“In the past, each family was only able to plant Chinese cabbage, tomatoes, and chili on about 100 square meters (2% of an acre) of land per family,” says Dominggus Liunokas. Dominggus is the leader of the Tosilo Toselo farmers group in Oe Ekam village in West Timor, Indonesia. “We could not eat vegetables year-round since there wasn’t enough water …
Small Investments Lead to Big Joy
Throughout 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic took a catastrophic toll. Haiti’s Northwest department was no exception. Unemployment soared, and people lost their livelihoods. This meant that many people spent what little savings they had. When planting season arrived in November, farmers had fields that they had prepared to plant. But many couldn’t afford to buy the seeds that would go in …