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Millions still live in extreme poverty and billions remain malnourished, even as population increases, conflicts and climate change threaten natural resources and food security. Despite gains in eradicating global hunger and poverty since the 1990s, those are a few of the troubling trends highlighted in a new report, “The Future of Food and Agriculture: Trends […] Read More

Nearly 25 percent of annual deaths worldwide are due to unhealthy environmental conditions, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report published March 15. “Findings confirm that 23 percent of global deaths and 26 percent of deaths among children under 5 are due to modifiable environmental factors. Heading this list are stroke, ischemic heart disease, […] Read More

Afropessimism. The word may be unfamiliar, but the concept won’t be. It’s the perfect description of that view we’ve probably all encountered: that Africa is a “basket case,” a single, hopeless country, a seething pit of hunger, corruption, starvation and bottomless need. Krish Kandiah’s interview with Michael Badriaki critiqued this perspective beautifully, providing prophetic guidance […] Read More

World Bank development programs have caused 3.4 million persons to be displaced, and many bank-funded initiatives have given rise to human rights abuses. These findings were revealed in a series of reports published by The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and The Huffington Post (HP) in April. The World Bank was established in 1944 […] Read More

When I stepped off the plane in Nairobi, Kenya, I had no idea I would be embarking on one of the best experiences of my life. Last summer, I was blessed with the opportunity to join two other college students to participate in a 10-week internship with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel, Sam and Melody […] Read More