Hunger in the News: Smallscale farmers, natural disasters, and Trump

November 21, 2016
Hunger in the News

Smallscale farmers need the spotlight now: Africa Food Prize winner Kanayo Nwanze speaks out at COP22,” by Emma Bryce, The Guardian. “The influential African figure champions smallscale agriculture in an increasingly insecure global climate.”

Obama made progress on criminal justice reform. Will it survive the next president?” by Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian. “Gridlock and opposition in Congress forced Obama to resort to executive orders during his pronounced late-presidency focus on prisons, sentencing and policing – an ultimately limited course of action.”

In Haiti, poverty is the problem, chronic hunger the result,” by Chris Herlinger, Global Sisters Report. “Brazilian Sr. Renata Lópes spoke quietly, almost shyly, when reflecting on the conditions at Wharf Jeremile, a community located near Port-au-Prince's port area.”

Anti-Poverty Advocates Brace For How Trump Will Fill In Policy Blanks,” by Pam Fessler, NPR. “Poverty was one of the forgotten issues on the campaign trail this election season. Now, many who work with the nation's poor worry that it will be even more forgotten under a Trump administration and the new Republican Congress.”

Natural disasters push 26m into poverty each year, says World Bank,” by Larry Elliott, The Guardian. “Floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and other extreme natural disasters push 26 million people into poverty each year and cost the global economy more than half a trillion dollars in lost consumption, the World Bank has said.”

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