Congressman Speaks Out Against Hunger

May 9, 2017By Zoey WilsonFood and Nutrition, Foreign Assistance 1 Comment

There are multiple issues that contribute to the cycle of poverty, including poor economic circumstances, food insecurity, access to education, conflict, and a host of other things. So what is the best approach to tackle a big problem? Programs that do not just tackle one issue but instead look at finding a holistic solution. The McGovern–Dole International Food for Education and … Read More

World Water Day: The Impact of Water around the World

March 22, 2017By Beth Ann SaraccoClean Water, Food and Nutrition No Comments

By Beth Ann Saracco, policy advisor for food security and livelihoods and Catherine Namwezi, World Vision intern with the Government Relations and Advocacy team Sometimes it is easy to think of issues affecting poverty as individual problems that need to be solved one-by-one, like providing clean water, food security, protection for children, education, and providing … Read More

From ice cream to famine

February 25, 2017By Stephanie HammondFood and Nutrition 2 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