Food Security

Sep 24, 2012 by Adele Konyndyk

A Legacy of Farming and Faithfulness

World Renew’s fifty year history is filled with stories of the men, women, and children who make its ministry possible. Many people have made supporting World Renew a lifelong habit – starting with their childhood Sunday School offering, up through a high school mission trip, then contributing financially to a disaster appeal, and maybe even volunteering for World Renew during their retirement. Peter VanderZaag of Alliston, Ontario is a great example. His service to World Renew spans almost 40 years – and several countries.

Sep 21, 2012 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Food-for-Work Saves Lives in Niger

Just a few months ago, this happy scene would not have happened. Like so many other families in the West African country of Niger, Fati’s family was struggling to put food on the table after two years of very poor harvests. World Renew responded to this crisis by providing six months of food rations to 28,000 people – including Fati.

Aug 16, 2012 by Rachel Brink

Farmer Field Schools

In 2010, CRWRC (now known as World Renew) in partnership with Foods Resource Bank, started a Farmer Field School program to improve food security in the communities where we work with our local partners. The goal of these Farmer Field Schools (FFS) was “to increase the food security of rural farming households in Cambodia through increased crop diversity, improved irrigation, and year-round land utilization.” Each FFS consisted of a group of approximately 20 farmers who had a small plot of land where they received training on new agricultural techniques and were able to immediately practice what they had learned. After they had some practice, they could implement their learning on their own land, but with less risk.

Jul 18, 2012 by CFGB Communications

Food Crisis in the Sahel

A year ago, the world watched as a food crisis unfolded in East Africa. What seemed like non-stop media coverage last summer prompted millions of Canadians to respond to help people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia who were affected by drought, conflict and famine. Today, another food crisis is unfolding, this time in the Sahel region of West Africa.

May 9, 2012 by CFGB Communications

Food Distribution Saving Lives in Niger

Joël, age 20, digs "crescent moons" like those below in exchange for food rations for his family.

Apr 4, 2012

Arizona Residents Leave Sonoran Desert for the Sahara

Pete & Ila served with CRWRC in Mozambique from January-April 2011

Mar 26, 2012 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Response to Food Crisis in Niger

Niger has suffered six severe food crises over the past 30 years, four of which came in the past eight years. This year, as the country faces another crisis situation, CRWRC is responding. Niger, a country in West Africa, is often cited as the poorest country in the world. Nearly 63% of the population lives below the poverty line and 34% is below the threshold for “extreme poverty.” This population is especially vulnerable during times of crop failure and food shortage.

Jan 30, 2012 by Jim Zylstra

Katakwi Integrated Development Organization helps HIV/AIDS Widows

Uganda is now in the midst of dry season, with hot and hazy conditions, leaves dropping from the trees, and grass withering. The landscape is looking desolate, but we are thankful that the good harvest in the second season of 2011 means better food and income for the majority of Ugandans who depend on farming for their survival and for those who rely on these farmers for their food.

Jan 29, 2012 by Vanessa Mathews Hanna

CRWRC Concludes Food Aid Response in Kenya

Esther and some of her children. In late January, the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) concluded its final food distribution in Kenya in response to the East Africa drought.