With one billion people going to bed hungry every night, food advocacy is a priority for the Alliance, and for the Church around the world.
This year’s World Food Day on October 16th is being marked by workshops in Bangladesh, Brazil and Solomon Islands, organised by the Anglican Alliance’s regional facilitators.
And the Alliance will be releasing a global food pack which brings together information about the food security, looking especially at climate change and crop adaptation. The pack will also include Bible studies.
Many dioceses have food security programmes, like the one in Mbeere Diocese in Kenya which is developing ways to improve the traditional cassava crop grown by local people. In the picture Bishop Moses visits the programme with his wife Lucy, who herself has many skills in local agriculture. And below is a community-run plant nursery programme in Mbeere.
The Anglican Alliance in the Pacific is preparing an advocacy programme for the 2014 G20 round of negotiations in Australia: giving a platform to the Pacific nations whose food security and future are threatened by climate change.
More information and the food security pack will be available on the website, or you
can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your church or community is doing something to mark World Food Day, please let us know so we can put the information on our website.