To Reduce Global Hunger, Small Wonders Are Happening Daily

A teacher at a school garden established to to improve nutrition, environmental awareness, and food traditions in Uganda. (Photo credit: Bernard Pollack)

On Global Food for Thought last Friday, Roger Thurow, co-author of the book ENOUGH: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty, emphasized the importance of “many small efforts” to reduce global hunger. In his regular column, “Outrage and Inspire,” Thurow presented examples of projects ranging from micro-finance (Opportunity International) to more affordable seed packages (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa). He encouraged funders and policymakers alike not to be daunted by the huge task of addressing world hunger and malnutrition, and to be inspired by and support the smaller projects that are already having success on the ground every day.

(To read about Nourishing the Planet’s visit with AGRA in Nairobi, Kenya, see: Looking for a Greener Revolution: Visit to AGRA, AGRA Sets the Record Straight, and Bringing Inputs to Farmers)

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