Agriculture

Soaring food costs hitting poor from Algeria to India

Soaring food costs hitting poor from Algeria to India

Millions of people around the world are struggling to cope with rising food prices say Caritas staff. “The price rises in India usually affect the poorest people, but they are now so steep that the middle class is hit hard as well,” said Sunil Simon, in charge of natural resource management at Caritas India. The ...

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World Food Day: One in six people go hungry

World Food Day: One in six people go hungry

“We urgently need to concentrate on rehabilitation and prevention to stop more crises in the next years”, said Raymond Younoussi Yoro, Secretary General of Caritas Niger. Niger was hit by a major food crisis this year that affected around 60% of the population. It’s one of the many countries around the world where starvation is ...

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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand on climate change in rural Nepal

by Martin de Jong, Caritas New Zealand  Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand and Caritas Nepal have recently completed production of a 15-minute video looking at climate change in rural Nepal. The video will provide a core resource for Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s programme in schools for Lent 2011, and is also expected to interest a wider ...

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Changing women’s lives in Chad

Changing women’s lives in Chad

By Antoine Adoum Goulgué, SECADEV for Caritas The Al-Nadjah centre is a handsome building in the Chadian town of Adré, about 5 km from the border with Sudan’s troubled Darfur region. With finanancial and technical support from Caritas, the centre provides training for local women, a nursery school, and a playground. The 235 beneficiaries in ...

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