How the EU can champion the fight against hunger

By |15 April 2014|

Caritas Europa says the European Union should support the eradication of worldwide hunger as a priority for the post-2015 agenda, and push for a clear definition of a “Zero Hunger” goal.

Growing up hungry in Malawi

By |9 April 2014|

An interview with Carsterns Mulume, National Director of CADECOM, the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (Caritas Malawi) on how a childhood poverty inspired him to campaign for an end to hunger in his country.

Beating hunger by 2025: Caritas leaders unite

By |2 April 2014|

Caritas experts from around the world gathered his week in Rome to discuss hunger and how to end it by 2025.

Voices of faith on International Women’s Day

By |12 March 2014|

Caritas launches One Human Family, Food for All prize at Voices of Faith inside the Vatican on International Women’s Day.

Caritas launches prize to honour women against hunger

By |7 March 2014|

Caritas Internationalis and the Fidel Götz Foundation are launching the Women Sowers of Development Prize to honour the role of women in solving world hunger.

Pope Francis calls for One Human Family, Food for All

By |11 December 2013|

Pope Francis has told crowds in St Peter’s Square that hunger is a scandal and he urged them to support the Caritas ‘One Human Family, Food for All’ campaign.

One wave, one human family, food for all

By |11 December 2013|

Caritas organisations like India, Development and Peace in Canada, CRS and CCUSA in the US, mobilised dioceses to pray for One Human Family, Food for All.

Pope Francis denounces ‘global scandal’ of hunger

By |9 December 2013|

Pope Francis says that the world can no longer turn away from the millions of people who are suffering from hunger.

Caritas to launch global wave of prayer to end hunger

By |29 November 2013|

The Caritas confederation will launch a global “wave of prayer” to promote an end to world hunger on 10th December. It marks the beginning of the Caritas anti-hunger campaign, One Human Family, Food For All. The wave starts on the island of Samoa and will sweep across the globe involving Caritas organisations and many other people on all continents.

One human family, food for all

By |10 November 2013|

Caritas believes that it is a scandal that nearly a billion people are hungry today in a world that has the resources to feed everyone.

International Women’s Day: making the field level

By |7 March 2013|

Caritas is marking International Women’s Day on 8 March by celebrating the work of women farmers around the world.

Women are more than ever at the forefront of sustaining family farms, but yet find themselves denied the same resources as men. This leads to hunger and traps women in a cycle of poverty. When it comes to farms, Caritas wants a level playing field between men and women.

Four out of every ten farmers in poor countries are women. They provide food for their families and support the local economy. But when it comes to having a fair share of land, animals, seeds, fertilisers, equipment and credit, women are discriminated against. Yields are lower as a result and everyone suffers.

Land is a key asset, yet there are big disparities in legal ownership or rental of land between men and women. In parts of Africa and Asia, women represent fewer than five […]

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    Caritas dialogues with FAO and the EU about agroecology at COP18

Caritas dialogues with FAO and the EU about agroecology at COP18

By |5 December 2012|

By Adriana Opromolla

On Wednesday, November 27th, a coalition made of CIDSE, the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA), Misereor and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) held a public seminar (“side event”) at the Qatar National Convention Centre. The event was aimed at discussing the current proposals, within the UNFCCC, to adopt policy decisions addressing the relation between agriculture and climate change, and to promote small-scale agroecology as a viable response . A number of representatives of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the EU were present and engaged in an interesting dialogue with the speakers.

Dr. Haridas Varikkottil Raman intervened on behalf of EAA, Caritas Internationalis and Caritas India. He pointed to the ecological problems in the present way of managing agriculture. Back in history, human beings had a symbiotic relation with nature. Today, large-scale agriculture does not take care of nature and farmers face several challenges […]

Mongolia goes to Doha

By |26 November 2012|

Even though – in the eyes of climate change decision-makers - the problems of Mongolia may not even amount to 1% of the world’s climate change issues, they are gradually worsening. On the ground, Caritas Mongolia intervenes by implementing a Food Security Project introducing Passive Solar Greenhouses, absorbing natural solar warming and releasing it to the vegetables.

Keeping faith in the climate talks

By |23 November 2012|

As the international climate negotiations re-open in Doha, should we keep faith in the possibility of a successful outcome despite the difficulties of brokering a deal among 194 countries? By guest blogger Roeland Scholtalbers of sister network CIDSE The buzz around the Copenhagen climate summit is a distant memory. Since December 2009, climate change has quickly moved down the priority list of many. In the midst of a deep global financial and economic crisis, tackling climate change unfortunately isn’t part of most governments’ efforts to fix their faltering economies.

Promesse de bonnes récoltes au Burkina Faso

By |7 November 2012|

Par Ryan Worms Au Burkina Faso, l’OCADES (Caritas Burkina) et ses partenaires internationaux poursuivent la mise en œuvre du projet d’aide aux populations victimes de la crise alimentaire dans 10 des 13 régions du pays. L’intervention menée ces derniers mois offre une assistance vitale à des milliers de familles parmi les plus vulnérables face à la faim et aux conséquences de la mauvaise saison agricole passée.

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