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Yucca Fritters

by Hannah   The first time I ate Pastelitos de Yucca was in 1983 in Ecuador. We had just arrived in the country, my two young daughters Naama (2) and Maayan (6 months), my Sister-in-Law “tía Carla” and I. We stayed for a few months at a small local family-run hotel. Every day, the cook …

The Hunger Language

by Hannah Laufer-Rottman   Everyone has heard that the language of Eskimos has many different words for snow. But what about a malnourished little boy who has no word for hunger? During my time in Ecuador as Country Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), I visited hundreds of schools around the country to …

Myself In Their Shoes

by Hannah Laufer-Rottman During the recent Live Below the Line campaign, I opted to eat rice and beans for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Having lived in poor countries in Africa and Latin America, I wanted to reconnect to the life of most people in poor countries by joining them in their everyday diet. This is usually …

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“The fight against hunger in Africa has experienced many successes in boosting agricultural production” but “lack of storage represents..

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Palms for Life Founder, Hannah Laufer-Rottman, pictured here with colleagues at WFP headquarters in Rome, Italy. A #1992 #FlashbackFriday.

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“Cultural diversity is our shared heritage and the greatest opportunity before humanity. It holds the promise of renewal and dynamism, and an..

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“When your choices are observable by others, it makes it possible for good actions to benefit your reputation. Similarly, norms make you feel..

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“So often, hunger and undernutrition are cast as “third world” problems, but that is not the case. This is not an over-there problem; it’s..

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