By James Pedrick, World Vision’s HungerFree Team
World Food Day is October 16. This year’s theme set by the UN is “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.”
In 2015, we visited Nelly, a young girl in Dzinkunze, Kenya. We later returned to see how her family was doing and were shocked by the impact that El Niño has had on their land, negatively affecting the amount of crops they’ve been able to harvest. Therefore, affecting their ability to live hungerfree.
To achieve a hungerfree world, we must empower the most vulnerable to prepare for, and respond to, the reality of a changing climate. In Nelly’s community, World Vision has trained farmers to use conservation techniques such as rainwater harvesting, the use of zai pits and conservation agriculture, as well as improved crop production in drought-resistant crops. World Vision has been working to ensure community members are also trained in disaster risk management to help build their resilience against prolonged droughts. This has enabled them to know how to fend off harmful ripple effects that come from droughts for the future.
Because of this knowledge, greater harvests have been yielded, dampening the negative effect of extreme weather on several family’s livelihoods.
Join us in making a difference this World Food Day. How? It’s simple! All October long, we invite you to share a meal with the ones you love and donate the cost, or part of the cost, of the meal to help create a hungerfree world with World Vision. Learn more here.
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