On World Food Day, a few shots of a small family garden in the Doro refugee camp in Upper Nile state. Adam Jema and the six other members of his family grow tomatoes, okra, pumpkin and peanuts. The crops allow them to supplement their food supply and to earn a bit of extra money buy selling any surplus produce in the local markets.
Today is World Food Day. It’s incredible to think that around 80% of the world’s hungry people are directly involved in food production. But what this also means is that if we invest in these small-scale farmers – like some of the people pictured here – and make sure they’re treated fairly, we can help build a fairer future.
I’ve been doing a lot of research. I want to make sure this poster’s specific since hunger is such a broad topic and there are so many issues involved.
I’ve included a mind map of what I’m thinking. The stuff highlighted in yellow are the things I’ve sort of settled on.
I’m going to make an interactive poster For World Food Day (OCT 16th)
Every year there’s a new theme for World Food Day. I’m going to create my own! Food Inequality. I’ve always found it quite unsettling how one half of the world can starve to the death whilst the other half suffers from obesity/diabetes. How is it that we can let these two extremes both exist in our world?
On this World Food Day, meet five women who have bolstered the well being of their families and communities by leveraging tools from the World Food Programme to become better farmers.
From top to bottom:
Chaltu Bultom Ede, Ethiopia, who now plans to send her children to university after increasing her farming productivity by acquiring a loan from a local cooperative to buy oxen and agricultural inputs.
Generoza Mukamazimpaka, Rwanda, who was able to reduce the time she spends preparing food by using waste from a cow she purchased to generate biogas (a renewable fuel source) for cooking.
Carmelina Oloroso, Guatemala, who opened a savings account to support her six children after she tripeled her yields of maize and beans by learning new agricultural techniques.
Koné Korotoumou,Mali, whose leadership of the Sabati women’s group brought them to open a bank account, pay for literacy classes and purchase land for a warehouse.
Esinta Jickson, Malawi, who serves as treasurer of the Chiwoza farmer’s cooperative, which marketed 50 metric tons of maize to the World Food Porgramme in 2013.