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Top Hunger News: Program Helps Women in Mali

International

Women's Program Launched in Volatile Northern Mali. The Manu River Women Peace Network, a West Africa-wide association that works to improve living conditions for women, is launching a program in Mali's extreme north, where conflict, hunger and drought are affecting hundreds of thousands. [VOA News]

Fighting Poverty and Enhancing Rural Development. Ghana’s fight against poverty to make progress towards the Millennium Development Goals has seen various successive policies introduced to accelerate national development, with a special focus on rural development. [The Chronicle]

Throwaway Fashion Culture Means Poverty for Millions. Today the Bangladesh Ministry of Labour is expected to announce that following months of strikes and demonstrations by garment workers, the minimum wage in an industry that employs 2,500,000 is to be virtually doubled. [Herald Scotland]

Give the Poor Money. Conditional-cash transfers are good. They could be even better. [The Economist]

Domestic

Visualizing Hunger and Its Impact: Why We Need a Hunger Data Consortium. We need smarter, more collaborative data collection that bypasses organizational silos. [The Huffington Post]

Farmers' Markets, CSAs Struggle To Get Food Stamp Customers. Innovative city programs have increased the number of low-income shoppers getting access to locally grown produce. But technology and upfront costs remain a barrier for many. [City Limits]

As Economy Sinks, Demand for Social Services Soars. For at least a year, economists have said Nevada’s economy was “bouncing along the bottom” instead of still searching for it. [Las Vegas Sun]

 

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