Kelly Hauser

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4 African programs that are lifting HIV-positive people out of poverty

For this World AIDS Day, ONE agriculture expert Kelly Hauser highlights four stellar agriculture programs that are working to improve the incomes and nutrition of people living with HIV and their families. I’m no HIV/AIDS expert, but I know that it’s incredibly hard for people living with HIV and their families to rise out of…

What can Canada do RIGHT NOW to help reduce rural poverty and malnutrition?

Despite significant progress in global food security since the beginning of the 2009 L’Aquila Food Security Initiative, many developing countries are not on track to meeting Millennium Development Goal 1 – halving hunger and extreme poverty. However, next week donor countries have a once-in-3 years opportunity to accelerate progress toward this goal through replenishment of…

Protecting crops to keep West Africans Hungry No More

Cowpeas (known as black-eyed peas) are an important nutrient-rich source of food in many parts of West and Central Africa. But each year, up to 50 percent of cowpeas in Africa are lost after harvest because of infestations by small insects such as weevils. Now, a simple technology is reversing this trend – the triple…

Cows help farming families in Malawi become Hungry No More

Many small farmers face challenges to earn enough money to feed their families and send their kids to school. A single dairy cow can raise a farmer’s annual income up to six times above the national average of only US$250, thereby lifting their families out of extreme poverty. Collectively, a developed dairy sector also helps…

Hungry No More: Mobile technology helps farmers in Ghana get a fair price

Getting a fair price at market is always a struggle.In many countries in Africa, there exists an antiquated trading system. A farmer sells his produce to individual buyers, who then crisscross the countryside on bicycles and sell the goods to processing plants in towns and cities and then pass them on to distributors, retailers and…

Case study: Food prices and the average Kenyan family

Thanks to good harvests, much of sub-Saharan Africa has been sheltered from the recent rise in world food prices. This is in sharp contrast to the food price spikes in 2007 to 2008, which resulted in a sharp increase in poverty and riots across many African cities. However, currently there are pockets where demand outstrips…