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Recently Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, applauded the 15-year global push to meet the Millennium Development Goals on poverty, education, gender equality, child mortality, maternal health, disease, the environment and global partnership. Amidst such praised effort, he cautioned that the world is still riven with inequality, something that is well-documented by a new UN…

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Stezen Mudenda (the care taker at KMTC, Kulima Mbobumi Training Center) is using mulch, one of the practices of conservation agriculture, to conserve moisture in the soil. The goal of the project by Canadian Food Grains Bank (CFGB) and MCC in the Binga district of Zimbabwe is to increase food security for households by using conservation agriculture to produce cereal crops and vegetables. MCC partner KMTC (Kulima Mbobumi Training Center) in ZImbabwe. KMTC stands for Family is Life. The goal of the project by Canadian Food Grains Bank (CFGB) and MCC in the Binga district of Zimbabwe is to increase food security for households by using conservation agriculture to produce cereal crops and vegetables.

By Charles Kwuelum In recent years, there has been a shift in conversation about development goals. The shift from Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals evokes contextual reflections regarding the actualization of such a ‘mega’ dream. Knowing that the eight mapped MDGs will soon expire and be replaced by the emerging seventeen SDGs, I…

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(MCC Photo/Silas Crews)

Legislative movement in Congress has been a lot like a one-horse town: if you blink, you’ll miss it. While there haven’t been too many bills making their way into law, there was a recent bill on Haiti’s reconstruction progress that is drawing a lot of attention. With bipartisan support, U.S. Congress passed a bill that…

Read more Good news: Congress passes landmark bill for aid transparency in Haiti!

Adam Krahn, a senior at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Ind., has earned grand prize for his essay on global hunger in the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. Washington Office annual essay contest. In his essay entitled “Effectively easing global hunger,” Krahn analyzed the administration and effectiveness of U.S. international food aid. Krahn also described…

Read more Essay contest winner explores ways to address global hunger

Effectively Easing Global Hunger Adam Krahn Bethany Christian Schools, Goshen, Indiana Grade 12 Global hunger has always been a large problem, too big for any single organization or country to solve. About 842 million people suffer from chronic hunger, which kills more each year than malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS combined (USAID). A federally-run United States…

Read more 2013-2014 High school essay contest: Grand prize

Patricia Kisare writes about U.S.-supported nutrition programs in the latest Third Way Cafe. The U.S. government addresses the issue of malnutrition through the Feed the Future program and the Global Health Initiative. The number of children under five reached with U.S.-supported nutrition programs around the world has increased from nearly 9 million in 2011 to…

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