Hector Gutierrez walks through his avocado grove just after the trees have been irrigated. Water glistens on the leaves as he pulls down the brim of his cap to shade his eyes from the sun.
The farm fields here are cemeteries of cornstalks: a severe drought has left them brown, withered and dead. Normally, a failed crop like that signifies starvation.
International humanitarian and advocacy groups: Congress‘s failure to pass Farm Bill food aid reform amendment will not deter progress
Lawmakers fail to approve reforms to feed millions more people and reduce the deficit
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2013) - CARE applauds the U.S. Senate for unanimously approving an amendment to the Farm Bill sponsored by Sens.
In Africa, the majority of food is grown by women, yet women own less than 2 percent of the world’s land, access only 10 percent of agricultural credit, and are routinely – systematically?
"For one to be productive, you need to have access to resources and to markets," says Henry Swira. "And it's easier for men to have access to resources, because that's how traditionally it's been constructed, when actually it is women who do 70 per cent of the work in the field."
Policy makers focus on Food Security and Nutrition Programs
The world’s taste for chocolate is growing, but supply of the key ingredient – cocoa – is not keeping up! And despite the demand from consumers, cocoa farmers struggle to make ends meet. Young farmers often leave their family cocoa business in search of opportunities elsewhere.