Thursday, December 6, 2012
Around 70% of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are rural, and agriculture is often their only livelihood opportunity. Proper irrigation technologies could help them do better in terms of productivity and income. This 3-minutes animation illustrates the impacts of access to motor pumps for irrigation on farmers' livelihood, food security and poverty reduction. It shows where to invest, because in sub-Saharan Africa, investments in motor pumps could benefit 187 million people and generate net revenues of USD 22 billion a year.
For more information visit FAO Water.
With the help of WFP’s Purchase for Progress programme, over 7,000 farmers in northern Uganda’s Acholi subregion are learning new farming techniques and business skills. By working together, farmers are experiencing better harvests and improved food security.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Why are millions of people hungry?
So far, there is enough food for everyone in the world. Food production is not the main problem. War and natural disasters can disrupt food supplies but are not the main problems either. The problem is that millions of people are poor and can't get their hands on enough good, nutritious food every day.
What can be done?
Since most of the hungry live in the countryside the problem has to be attacked there.
What do country people do for a living?
They try to scratch a living from a small plot of land,or keep a few animals, or pick up a day's work on a farm or in a town.
It's not enough. So ... Give them better work, help them grow more food. In other words, boost the rural economy: improve the roads, build irrigation canals, support rural banking, improve rural communication, give farmers training, empower women. Women are about 43 % of the agricultural labour force in developing countries. if women had the same access to land, technology, credit, education and markets as men, food production would go up and the number of hungry would go down by as much as 150 million. The fact is we already know what works against hunger but most countries have never made it a priority.
Hunger. Now you know.
Visit http://www.endinghunger.org to eradicate world hunger for good.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Odetta is a single mother with two children. She is also a small farmer from Rwanda, making less than $1 per day to support her family. Odetta is just one of millions of small farmers struggling against hunger and poverty.
But a year ago, Odetta's life began to change. A partnership with the World Food Programme has helped her to expand her crop, sell more, and quadruple her income.
Helping poor farming families is the answer, the best way to fight hunger and poverty and feed a growing population.
Source: Gates Foundation
Thursday, August 23, 2012
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