When Women Flourish…We Can End Hunger

The 2015 Hunger Report, When Women Flourish…We Can End Hunger, released by Bread for the World Institute, identifies the empowerment of women and girls as essential in ending hunger, extreme poverty, and malnutrition around the world and in the United States. “Eliminating barriers and empowering women around the world is key to ending hunger in our >> Read more

2011 Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger

The Prize carries a $100,000 cash award and honors African women and men from all sectors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership for the well being of Africa’s people. Founded in 1987, the Prize has given early recognition to leaders such as Wangari Maathai and Graça Machel, as well as to heads of state such as >> Read more

News: Rekha Mehra and David Kauck, ICRW, on issues facing women’s farmers

Rekha Mehra, director economic development, and David Kauck, senior gender and agriculture specialist, provide an insightful analysis on practical measures needed to address critical issues facing women farmers (particularly given the release of the new US govt. hunger and food security initiative) at the Katrine Chronicals Blog.  Go to the post or read the text >> Read more

Event (livestream): Meeting today for the launch of the GAFSP initiative

On Thursday morning, Secretary Geithner will meet with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates, Canadian Finance Minister James Flaherty, Spanish Second Vice President and Minister of Finance Elena Salgado, South Korean Finance Minster Yoon Jeung-Hyun and World Bank President Robert Zoellick at Treasury to discuss a >> Read more

News: ‘Women: The “Secret Weapon” Against Hunger and Poverty’

"Worldwide, women and girls bear the brunt of poverty, hunger and discrimination, comprising more than 60 percent of the world’s chronically hungry – now charted at a record one billion people. Inherited hunger – when malnourished mothers give birth to malnourished children – is a huge obstacle to development, from Afghanistan to Haiti." Reuters, March >> Read more