Foods Resource Bank Blog

Palestine-Gaza Conflict & Flooding Update

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The recent conflict in Gaza, which started on July 8, 2014, comes shortly after major flooding in the region this winter.  The local partner and participants in FRB's Palestine-Gaza program have been focusing on how best to manage these immediate threats to livelihoods while still trying to maintain a development focus.  

On February 2nd 2014, FRB granted an additional request for funding which allowed participants to rebuild rabbit shelters and replace livestock that were lost or destroyed in the severe floods.

08/29/2014 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Encouragement and Support see Farmers in Colombia Through Challenges

Despite many challenges in the last year, including aerial fumigation by high-altitude government planes that did not discriminate between coca and other crops, FRB’s Colombia-Chocó program continues to support smallholder farmers in growing cacao (cocoa) and other crops for home consumption and income. The local partner and participant farmers work at establishing socioeconomic stability, productive development, employment generation, and improving the quality of life for economically marginalized and socially vulnerable families through sustainable agriculture development and local governance activities. A recent report from the local partner states:

08/20/2014 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

In India, New Technologies Help Farmers Take Better Advantage of their Land

Thanks to new farming technologies that make better use of their hilly land in the mountainous tribal area in the country's northeast, farmers like Mr. Omoilo and Mrs. Dibi who participate in FRB’s India-Patharkhmah program are harvesting more food for home consumption and income.

08/18/2014 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

In Burkina Faso, the moringa tree improves nutrition

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Staff and volunteers in FRB's Burkina Faso-Central program are finding creative ways to improve nutrition using one very special tree.  

08/14/2014 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Responding to Ebola outbreak in West Africa

"A state of emergency has been declared in Liberia, and the World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern." - World Renew Staff 

08/08/2014 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Samwel’s receipt of land title inspires others to dream big in Tanzania

FRB’s Land Rights and Food Security program, in Sengerema, Tanzania, aims to protect farmers from outside land acquisition by training them on securing titles to their land, and educating them on improved agricultural practices to increase their productivity. 

08/07/2014 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Deere Customer Steps Up to Feed a Growing World

“I’m honored to work with FRB and I’m so proud that the John Deere Foundation has partnered with them, as well. It’s a great combination of skills to make lasting changes in the world.” - Arlyn Schipper, Conrad, Iowa

Arlyn Schipper is not only a valued customer of John Deere, but he’s also doing his part to help provide solutions for world hunger. And he’s doing so through a relationship with an organization called the Foods Resource Bank.

07/29/2014 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Always eat your vegetables

Doña Nereyda is a nutrionist and enthusiastic speaker from Nicaragua. Recently, she began an adventure through the mountains, with FRB's Nicaragua - Farmer program, to share the value of eating fresh and local foods. Read her story here! 

07/25/2014 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Feeding families displaced by Israel-Hamas conflict

This month, headlines have been flooded with the most recent updates on the Israel-Hamas conflict. While these updates are important, we don't often hear the voices of those who are hungry, exhausted and displaced. 

07/24/2014 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Catholic Relief Services and Farmer to Farmer

Catholic Relief Services recently held a blog carnival surrounding the Farmer to Farmer program on their website. We want to highlight the work they are doing as one of Foods Resource Bank's parter organzations and celebrate with them in the successes of 

07/22/2014 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More