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Volume 10 Issue 4   April 2017

 

New Members Spotlight

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture

“By facilitating access to high-quality inputs, knowledge, and tools, we enable farmers to transition from a subsistence farming system to a marketed-oriented one. When we empower them to earn a living by improving their productivity, farmers invest in their businesses, improve food security and nutrition in their communities, and lead others in breaking the cycle of poverty.” [READ MORE]

GIVN Goods: Envisioning a World Where Doing Good is Easy

John Houseal, Co-Founder, GIVN Water

From that moment on the linkage between water and nutrition, looking past broader civil society considerations, has become a key focus for our organization. In simple terms, quenching someone’s thirst only to leave them hungry seems incomplete.   [READ MORE]

Finding a Better Way Together on Non-Communicable Diseases

Eric Trachtenberg, Chair, Alliance for Food and Health

AFH’s goal is to find a better way – together. It seeks to collaborate with other like-minded groups, amplify existing initiatives, and build upon and distill current evidence-based research. Participants represent a broad range of civil society, (including international organizations, academia, scientific bodies, and associations), government, and the private sector. [READ MORE]

Insights from Hunger-Fighters

An Interview with Meighen Lovelace of National Farmer’s Union

"I grew up in Detroit, Michigan and often witnessed what seemed like a normal experience to me—not having access to fresh healthy food. There were not many grocery stores around, and there was not really any kind of public transportation to get to grocery stores with fresh, healthy food." [READ MORE]

The Alliance and My Next Step into Advocacy as a Hunger Fellow

Margot Nitschke, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow, Alliance to End Hunger

I am thrilled to join the Alliance to End Hunger for the policy portion of my Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship.  The Emerson Hunger Fellowship, a program of the Congressional Hunger Center, works to end hunger by developing leaders and building capacity for hunger issues nationwide. [READ MORE]

Alliance Job Opportunity

Alliance Opening: AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

The Alliance to End Hunger is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA Leader to support the work of nine AmeriCorps VISTA members assigned to community-based coalitions across the country. These community-based coalitions or “Hunger Free Community” groups will measure hunger in their communities, create “hunger free” community plans, expand community partnerships and facilitate the participation of low-income community members. [READ MORE]

Upcoming Events:


Climate-Smart Agriculture Roundtable
April 20
Washington, DC

The Alliance to End Hunger is teaming up with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to host a roundtable event on climate-smart agriculture. The event will feature voices from the corporate and non-profit spheres, and will facilitate a discussion on climate-smart agriculture techniques in the US and around the world. Panelists will discuss best practices for both adaptation and mitigation, and how these techniques should be supported. Learn more and register HERE.

CCIH Annual Conference
July 13-15 (Early Bird Registration ends April 14!)
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Compassion Over Fear: Dr. Kent Brantly went from physician to patient in the Ebola outbreak. Hear his incredible journey of faith at the conference that unites Christian ministries providing care across the globe at the CCIH Annual Conference, July 13-15, 2017 at Johns Hopkins University. Learn more and register HERE. Connect with Christians working in global health by becoming a conference sponsor
This newsletter was compiled by Nathan Magrath, Manager of Communications and Outreach at the Alliance to End Hunger. Comments and questions may be directed to nmagrath@alliancetoendhunger.org.
 
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