Tag archive: farmers

The best way to end hunger is to support farmers

Supporting small scale farmers, especially as they try to adapt to the changing climate, has been identified as the best way to end the scandal of hunger in a Caritas Food Security Study released earlier this year. As part of the study, 98 Caritas organizations around the world were asked the question – “What would…

Returning home – Mugendi’s story

Mugendi is a Kenyan farmer. Married with two children, he lives in a small village in Tharaka Nithi County. Over the years, he has experienced challenging changes to the climate in his region. Recurring dry spells and failed rainy seasons were killing off the crops. Mugendi was forced to abandon his land and seek employment…

Multiplying effects – Lalita’s story

Lalita Bhalla, a grandmother in central India, and her husband Ramesh are small-scale farmers who used to struggle to grow enough food for their family. Since joining a Caritas farming project, they have seen their food situation improve. They are now part of a Caritas farmer-led program that tests seeds and growing methods to find…

Cardinal Tagle holds up the Food Report

Milan, 19 May 2015 – A major independent survey of Caritas groups around the world points to the best way to end hunger – help small farmers, especially as they try to adapt to the changing climate. The survey was presented by Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, outgoing president of Caritas Internationalis, to Cardinal Luis Antonio…

Seeds of hope: preventing farmer suicides in India

Caritas is helping farmers become more self-sufficient and less likely to fall into debt.

World Food Day 2014: We can end hunger by 2025

World Food Day falls during the “Week of Action” for Caritas’ 18-month “One Human Family, Food for All” campaign. From 12 to 19 October, Caritas supporters around the globe held initiatives to fight hunger in their countries and abroad.