Category Archives: Hunger

People’s right to food is at issue in Bangladesh

Nearly one-third of people in Bangladesh lack access to nutritious food, and nongovernmental organizations in the country are seeking to hold the government accountable for food scarcity through a constitutional amendment. Extreme weather and floods have made the problem worse … Continue reading

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How to fix food security? Look to human rights!

Agricultural and technological developments are important in efforts to reduce hunger and malnutrition worldwide, but civil society groups say that the best weapon is human rights. “Food and power are related. It is almost impossible to find one person among … Continue reading

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UN: Famine in Somalia is over, yet crises persist

The UN Food and Agricultural Organization today formally downgraded the humanitarian crisis in Somalia from a famine to a humanitarian emergency after an exceptional harvest and a massive influx of assistance over the past year. However, Director-General Jose Graziano da … Continue reading

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Somali refugee situation deteriorates

United Nations officials are expressing concern over the deteriorating security situation at refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia currently housing more than 700,000 displaced Somalis. The International Committee of the Red Cross was forced to halt food aid to more … Continue reading

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Distance course – Apply to ChangeMaker!

This one-year distance course is an “Allmän kurs – Environment and Sustainable Development“. The studies are in English and at the upper secondary level. The course shows you some aspects of Sustainable Development from environmental, economical and social-political point of … Continue reading

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Hans Rosling: The good news of the decade?

On this ”TED-talk” Hans Rosling is referring to the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (The MDGs). As a doctor and researcher, Hans Rosling identified a new paralytic disease induced by hunger in rural Africa. Now he looks at the bigger … Continue reading

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UN: Food prices rise, but stocks soften blow

Fueled in part by a Russian drought that has caused the country to cut its wheat exports, food prices have risen to their highest levels in two years. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that food prices have shot … Continue reading

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Trees for Life

Trees for Life – A story of agroforestry in Malawi. Farmers have practised agroforestry for years. Agroforestry focuses on the wide range of working trees grown on farms and in rural landscapes. Among these are fertilizer trees for land regeneration, … Continue reading

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Fighting Malnutrition In The Sahel

Across the Sahel region, an estimated 10 million people are at risk of famine. Niger and Chad, two of the poorest countries in the world, have declared states of emergency. The Sahel is the ecoclimatic and biogeographic zone of transition … Continue reading

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Reports from Kenya on “ChangeMakerTube”!

Maria is a ChangeMaker student (Stage 2) who lives in Kenya. She is engaged with several environmental projects. To work with “own projects” is the main activity for all Stage 2 students. One of the projects that she is working … Continue reading

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