Archive for b. Zero hunger

Helping ex-prisoners in Thailand reintegrate into society

The Emmaus Center is situated on a two-acre lot in Mae Tang District, Chiang Mai, and is focussed on organic farming.  The main office building, Emmaus House, was completed two months ago, on May 29, and by next month, Kep hopes to have the house fully furnished and operational.  There are plans to engage in handicraft and carpentry work, especially making small furniture and utensils that can be used in the house and farm.  The team hopes to include carpentry in its skills training programme in the future.

Conversion in the light of Laudato Si’

Religious and lay people from six countries – Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Ghana, Brazil and Spain – have ended the fourth theoretical-practical Week of Ecological Conversion held in INEA, Valladolid. This proposal born in the environment of the INEA’s Organic Gardens and it is growing with the call of Pope Francis Laudato Si’. The encyclical continues appealing religious and lay people.

Putting Wasted Food to Good Use

“The food is cooked and has never been touched,” says Kacie LaGuire ’19 who was among a handful of socially conscious students who in 2014 noticed the amount of prepared food the kitchen throws out as surplus. “Yet we know that one in four San Franciscans face hunger — we all see it every day.” Soon after, the students established the USF chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN), a national nonprofit with the dual goals of feeding the hungry and reducing wasted food’s 3.3 billion ton carbon footprint — which, if it were a country, would make it the third largest CO2 emitter behind China and the U.S.

‘Holy Cross Summer Course Explores Realities of Food Production’

“Meal time will never be the same again!” That’s how Christopher Staysniak, visiting lecturer of history at the College of the Holy Cross, started the six-week summer course titled “Food and Power” back in June. According to Staysniak, a key goal of the course is to get students to think about where their food comes from, and who is providing it. Through readings, guest speakers, and field trips, the history class analyzed American food from different cultural, economic, environmental, and sociological angles.

VIII TRUEQUE POR LA VIDA Y LA SOSTENIBILIDAD

Este año, el octavo trueque reunio a más de 300 personas, diferentes actores Sociales (indigenas, afrodescendientes y ampesinos). Asimismo a instituciones entidades privadas Públicas y que con trabajan procesos de agroecología en la region. Mientras se llevaba a cabo el Proceso del trueque en las diferentes mesas, de Manera simultánea se hizo un compartir que aportaron las Veredas de los diferentes municipios que hicieron presencia, permitiendo Así Degustar a los asistentes variedad de recetas producidas por los Mismos campesinos con productos agroecológicos.

Agroecology is not only about food: a new project analyses its dimensions and impacts

Agroecology is an encompassing concept related to the environmental, socio-cultural, economic and political spheres of our society. It involves a way of producing, distributing and consuming food as well as developing food policies that is mindful of concepts like equality, solidarity, democracy, empowerment and ecology. The launch of this new project today in Rome is timely: it takes place just after the UN Commission on the Status of Women being focused on rural women this year.