Time to Decolonise Aid!

June 2021: This month the Movement for Community-led Development focused on the Triple Nexus of Peace, Humanitarian Response and Development. “Time to Decolonize Aid” is a new report that emerged from a three-day online consultation with 158 activists, decision- makers, academics, journalists and practitioners across the globe. Participants and guest contributors exchanged insights and local experiences on … Continue reading Time to Decolonise Aid!

Practicing CLD: A Training on How to Use the CLD Assessment Tool

By Janet Kassim, Intern at the Movement for Community-led Development On Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 at 8 AM EDT, a group of about 26 chapter members, program designers, and program implementers from different organizations, time zones, countries, and continents connected virtually on Zoom for MCLD’s first official training on the CLD Assessment tool organized by … Continue reading Practicing CLD: A Training on How to Use the CLD Assessment Tool

Food Systems For All

By Tim Prewitt, CEO - The Hunger Project This year, the world is coming together to chart a path toward a more sustainable and equitable food system—a system that can meet the demands of our ever-growing population and is resilient to environmental shocks.  Having spent my career working on food systems, I can easily say … Continue reading Food Systems For All

Shifting the Power: Sustaining School Feeding Programs through Active Stakeholder Engagement

Featured photo: Primary school students receiving a nutritious, daily school meal with USDA donated commodities from PCI’s McGovern-Dole project in Huehuetenango, Guatemala and commodities purchased by PTAs with funds from Guatemala’s Ministry of Education. Photo Credit: Project Concern International, a Global Communities Partner Written by Stephanie Gaffney, Technical Advisor for Integrated School Feeding and Sustainable … Continue reading Shifting the Power: Sustaining School Feeding Programs through Active Stakeholder Engagement

Community-led Food System Models: Self-Sustaining and Shock-Resilient

Featured Photo Credit: IIRR By Peter Williams, President, International Institute of Rural Reconstruction A stark global demographic projection, paired with the limited capacity to produce food at a low environmental cost, is cause for one of the most food insecure periods in modern times. The food crisis affecting more than 25% of the world’s population … Continue reading Community-led Food System Models: Self-Sustaining and Shock-Resilient

A Garden of Inspiration in Baltimore

By Eugene Cho, President/CEO, Bread for the World Rev. Dr. Heber M. Brown III, the senior pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, would not have expected the food system in the community to play such a large role in his ministry. But when he joined Pleasant Hope in 2010, he soon found himself praying with ailing members of the church beside their hospital beds.   Diabetes and other chronic conditions related to … Continue reading A Garden of Inspiration in Baltimore

Transforming Food Systems Through Professional Farmer Organizations

By Casey Harrison, Livelihoods and Agribusiness Director, Nuru International Featured Image Caption:  Genda Farmer Cooperative Savings Committee Meeting in Ethiopia (photo taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic) Localizing Professionalism within Food Systems Nuru Kenya, Nuru Ethiopia, Nuru Nigeria, and Nuru International view the merging of business professionalism and the local context as a necessary prerequisite for … Continue reading Transforming Food Systems Through Professional Farmer Organizations

Community action, levers of change: Reorienting more inclusive & resilient local food systems

Abstract: Food and market systems consistently evolve requiring astute management by suppliers to remain competitive. To meet this challenge, World Vision invests in smallholder farmer entrepreneurship. Through training, mentoring and technical support to networks of market actors, World Vision catalyzes food and market systems change through intergroup collaboration and market-driven intragroup competition, leading to a … Continue reading Community action, levers of change: Reorienting more inclusive & resilient local food systems

Outreach International: Mobilizing Resilient Community-Led Food Systems

By Dr. Kevin W. Prine President & CEO, Outreach International Alongside our local program partners and leaders, Outreach International supports communities to organize and access the resources necessary to overcome their most pressing challenges. For many households, such challenges pertain to food shortages, and it is through processes that are community-led, driven, and owned that … Continue reading Outreach International: Mobilizing Resilient Community-Led Food Systems

MCLD-Asia: PEKKA and NSP

https://youtu.be/CkkV9M-dPHs Started in 2001 as a small component of a large World Bank funded program, discover how PEKKA (Women Headed Family Empowerment) became a nationwide Movement for women's empowerment and change. Nani Zulminarni, the Founder and Chair of PEKKA Foundation shared the story of how change happens and how women lead! The National Solidarity Program … Continue reading MCLD-Asia: PEKKA and NSP