In The News – January 2022

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What we’re reading this month about world hunger and poverty. 

An overview of the news articles, blog posts and opinion pieces we’re reading this month.

What is the role of Northern organisations in global justice advocacy?

The paper explores the role many of those with ‘Global North power and privilege’ play in distributing (back) funds and other resources and the extent to which they may be part of the problem in reinforcing existing power inequalities. 

Don’t think of Africa as a hungry child, says a champion of Africa’s food prowess

Ndidi Nwuneli believes that perspective is profoundly incorrect. She has been working for decades trying to change the narrative that African countries have nothing to contribute to the global food supply. She’s founded multiple organizations — such as LEAP Africa and Sahel Consulting — that aim to bring agricultural and economic prosperity to bright young entrepreneurs in Africa. She is also a podcasterTED speaker, and powerful voice in the world of African agriculture.

SOFI 2022 in Five Figures

The newly released 2022 The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report publishes the latest figures on hunger and malnutrition around the world. The 2022 SOFI report also features a new analysis on food and agricultural policy support and the possibility of repurposing this support to improve the affordability of healthy diets. 

The Daunting Task of ‘Governing’

The essay does a deep dive into the daunting task of ‘governing’ both during their tenure and in the past two years with the pandemic looming large.