From ice cream to famine

February 25, 2017By Stephanie HammondFood and Nutrition No Comments

Stephanie Hammond, World Vision policy adviser for conflicts and disasters, just returned from a trip to South Sudan. During her two and a half weeks in the country, she met the people affected first-hand by conflict, price inflations, and lack of aid.   This week, I spoke with a mother, Elizabeth*, whose eight-month-old daughter suffered from … Read More

From the Nation’s Breadbasket: A Pastor’s Call to End Hunger

January 4, 2017By Guest AuthorFood and Nutrition No Comments

In this article originally published in a column co-hosted by Agri-Pulse and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Pastor John Crosby shares his experience witnessing poverty and hunger and reminds us of Jesus’ call to feed the hungry. By John Crosby “Give them something to eat,” Jesus said. As a pastor, I’m struck by these well-known words, spoken … Read More

It Comes Down to Resilience

November 23, 2016By Beth Ann SaraccoFood and Nutrition No Comments

Last February, a standing-room-only crowd of Congressional staff, U.S. government officials, and development and humanitarian practitioners gathered for a briefing in Washington, D.C. entitled “El Niño’s Strength: Smallholder Farmers, Food Security, and Resilience.” At the time of the briefing, El Niño (a naturally occurring weather phenomenon) was already showing indications of its strength and severity, … Read More