The GFSA will ensure that smallholder farmers, particularly women, are empowered to feed their families and communities.
WASHINGTON, DC (April 13, 2016) — The global poverty-fighting organization CARE celebrates the passage today of the Global Food Security Act (H.R. 1567) by the U.S. House of Representatives and applauds the bill’s progress as the companion bill is considered in the Senate.
The Philippines is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world and the Filipino farmers are directly affected by typhoons and dry spell.
In recent days we’ve been hit with a seemingly ceaseless cycle of disastrous news – from the terrorist attacks in Belgium and Pakistan to the protracted crisis in Syria.
Maria Samillano’s simple life with her husband and three children was agitated when super typhoon Haiyan smashed its way to her coastal village in Laua-an, Antique, Philippines. Haiyan completely destroyed her small house made of bamboo and even disrupted her livelihood.
Towards the end of February in the northeast of Ethiopia, a mother of four prepared a meal for her children with the very last sorghum grains she had left. These seeds were supposed to be planted for the next harvest.
Collective savings and access to loans have helped a group of women in Ethiopia cope longer with the ongoing drought, but now resources are running out.
In the small village of Maboleo in northeastern Tanzania, Rehema Sharia is a 13-year-old girl living with her grandmother. Like many young girls, she dreams of becoming a doctor. But darkness was a major obstacle to achieving her dream.