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Interfaith Community Responses and Recommendations on the Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative Consultation Document

Global Women's Project | Wed, Jan 20, 2010

Interfaith Community Responses and Recommendations on the Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative Consultation Document

In response to U.S. plans for a Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative, diverse faith communities concerned about the role of development in lifting people around the globe out of poverty encouraged the administration to focus on small-producers. Investments in small-producers in particular drive broadly-shared economic development and increase the food supply. With greater prosperity, the consequent higher effective demand for industrial and other goods would induce dynamics that would be a significant source of economic growth.
Defining Food:  Sustenance, Fuel, or Profit?

Center of Concern | Thu, Jun 5, 2008

Defining Food: Sustenance, Fuel, or Profit?

This week, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization is hosting a World Food Security Conference in Rome. Originally conceived as an opportunity for the international community to explore the potential implications of climate change on world food security in the coming decades, the current global food crisis has highlighted not just the relevancy, but the desperate urgency of the issue.