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Posts tagged with ‘world food day’

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So That All May Flourish: World Food Day 2019

by Anna Muir

Poverty, the rising cost of food and an unstable climate are a few of the reasons that about 821 million people around the world don’t have regular access to nutritious food. Staggeringly, conflict is responsible for 10 out of 13 of the world’s main food crises. Yemen is currently the world’s largest food crisis. In […]

Open Hands: World Food Day 2018

by Anna Muir

After a period of decline, world hunger is on the rise again—over 815 million people are going to bed with an empty stomach. Conflict and extreme weather events linked to climate change are reversing progress made in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Now is the time to get back on track to achieve zero […]

Room at the Table: World Food Day 2017

by Anna Muir

This year has seen the largest humanitarian crisis since the UN formed in 1945—20 million people from South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen trapped in a severe hunger crisis, and in some cases famine. In Nepal, Bangladesh and the Caribbean, recent powerful storms have devastated entire communities, destroyed agricultural land and uprooted families, threatening their […]

Hunger for Justice: World Food Day 2016

by Anna Muir

Here in Canada, despite a summer of hot temperatures and little rain, most of us will still enjoy an abundant supply of food with family and friends this autumn. It is a different story for many subsistence farmers living in parts of the global south, where changing weather patterns—triggering drought or flooding—and the rising cost […]

From Hope to Harvest: World Food Day 2015

by Anna Muir

As autumn approaches, many of us will be preparing to harvest crops, enjoy meals with our families and give thanks for God’s abundant gifts. However, in many parts of the world, heavy rains, drought and the rising cost of seeds make it difficult for small-scale farmers to grow enough food to meet their nutritional needs […]

World Food Day in Guatemala 2014

by Karen Bokma

Every year, PWS&D partner AMMID takes part in an activity fair highlighting the necessity of food security and food sovereignty. Five themes were highlighted when it comes to food security and nutrition. Take a photo tour through the fair with them! Agroecological food production was a central focus of the fair. Groups who are practicing […]

Enough for All: Thanksgiving & World Food Day

by Karen Bokma

October 13 is Thanksgiving Day. October 16 is World Food Day – a day designated to increase awareness of world hunger and poverty, and to inspire solutions for change. The season of autumn provides a time to reflect on the ways that we have been blessed, and to give thanks for all of God’s good […]

A Commitment and Witness to Change in Afghanistan

by Karen Bokma

Atiq Ullah used to plant his crops without considering how much seed he needed to maximize his land’s productivity. He never paid attention to when his crops needed to be cultivated—they were often cultivated too early, too late or, occasionally, at the right time. The challenges Atiq encountered were not the result of carelessness, but […]

World Food Day 2013: Ending Hunger Together

by Karen Bokma

World Food Day, October 16, is a day designated to increase awareness of world hunger and poverty, and to inspire solutions for change. Facts about Hunger There are 870 million people in the world who do not have access to adequate food to live healthy lives. Surprisingly, it is often the people who produce food […]