Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

WRF Leads Family Farming to Reduce Poverty and Boost Food Stability
The World Rural Forum (WRF), an association for meeting and examining rural development, led its campaign to reduce world hunger and poverty. The campaign compelled the U.N. General Assembly to...more



One-stop Health Food Shop In West Harlem Entices Residents\
The West Harlem Community Center Healthy Food Hub offers a one-stop health food shop to bring healthy food options for low-income residents. An empty, commercial property was transformed into a...more

Fighting Climate Change with Algae Farms
Italian architect Cesare Griffa has developed a system that can quickly grow and harvest micro-algae to help fight climate change and create products used for energy, food, cosmetics, or...more

Farmers Being Paid for Welcoming Migratory Birds
Backed by the Nature Conservancy and started with data from eBird, the BirdReturns program pays rice farmers in the flight path of migratory shore birds to keep their fields flooded with irrigation...more

Parent and Children Chats Focusing on Weight Links to Increased Risk for Unhealthy Eating
According to a study published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, parent and child conversations that delve on weight and size are linked with an increased risk for unhealthy weight-control...more

Social Enterprise Born of a Desire to Bake Healthy
Durga Menon, a software engineer who resided in the U.S. for 12 years, decided to go back to her home in Bangalore, India. Following her return home, Durga with the aim of promoting healthy eating...more

OASIS Program Revivify Healthy Habits in Kids
CATCH Healthy Habits, an evidence-based program provided by the OASIS Institute consists of grown up volunteers coaxing grades K-5 kids to "catch healthy habits." The volunteer program is...more

Sweet Dessert Recipes Sought for Foundation Cookbook
The Clinton Community Development Foundation is gathering dessert recipes from community residents to round up its "Sweets of the South" cookbook. The Foundation is going to use the proceeds to...more

USDA Announces Loans and Grants to Support Rural Economic Development
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now soliciting applications for loans and grants to support community development projects, business expansion and job creation for rural economic...more

Lusby Community Garden Donates Fresh Produce to SMILE Food Pantry
The Helpful Harvest Community Garden is a volunteer-run garden that provides fresh, healthy produce such as vegetables to SMILE's food pantry each year. SMILE Ecumenical Ministries is a...more






Social Entrepreneurship
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Why Social Enterprises Add Value to the Community


Why Social Enterprises Add Value to the Community

The term 'social entrepreneurs’ can seem vague, but essentially it refers to people who show that by thinking and acting in a different way, communities can be improved.


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