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Hacking Hunger

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Hidden, human stories about food on the front lines of hunger. Produced by World Food Program USA.

Latest Episodes

Inside the High-Tech Tool That Tracks Hunger Crises and Save Lives

On this episode of Hacking Hunger, we spoke to Jonathan Rivers, who's team at the U.N. World Food Programme uses mobile technology to monitor food security in real time. He describes how this technology works, and the critical role it plays in emergency response.

18 MIN1 w ago
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Inside the High-Tech Tool That Tracks Hunger Crises and Save Lives

Creating an Anti-Poverty Movement with Clint Borgen

A passion project that began one summer on a fishing boat, The Borgen Project is now a nationwide campaign with volunteers in 931 cities. It advocates, mobilizes and educates to improve the living conditions of people living on less than a dollar a day. On this episode of Hacking Hunger, we talk Clint Borgen, founder and CEO, to ask him more about how an idea on a fishing boat evolved into a successful anti-poverty movement.

16 MIN3 w ago
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Creating an Anti-Poverty Movement with Clint Borgen

Linking Hunger and War with Matthew Hollingworth

Two years ago, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2417, a resolution recognizing the link between hunger and war. But two years later, too little has changed. For this episode, we sat down with Matthew Hollingworth, United Nations World Food Programme's country director in South Sudan to reflect on the significance of the resolution and discuss the impact that the new coronavirus pandemic might have on peace and security globally.

17 MIN3 w ago
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Linking Hunger and War with Matthew Hollingworth

Poverty, Policy and Pandemic with Johan Swinnen

How much of an impact on developing economies will COVID-19 really have? And why will food systems change prevent dire impacts from happening in the future? On this episode of Hacking Hunger, we talk to Johan Swinnen, a top economist and currently director general of The International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, DC.

20 MINJUN 11
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Poverty, Policy and Pandemic with Johan Swinnen

“Everything Changed Overnight.” WFP USA CEO on Navigating a Global Crisis

Three months after Barron Segar joined WFP USA as president and CEO, disaster struck. COVID-19 hit and uprooted life as we knew, forcing Barron and WFP USA leadership to reimagine many of their plans.

18 MINMAY 14
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“Everything Changed Overnight.” WFP USA CEO on Navigating a Global Crisis

How Innovation Can Help Solve Hunger During a Pandemic

As the COVID-19 spreads, innovation and technology is needed more to reach people in need. Bernhard Kowatsch, head of WFP's Innovation Accelerator, explains how the program is working to support WFP's pandemic response.

20 MINAPR 30
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How Innovation Can Help Solve Hunger During a Pandemic

Food Tank, Food Systems and COVID-19: A Conversation with Dani Nierenberg

Danielle Nierenberg is a world-renowned researcher, speaker and advocate, she’s spent her career fighting for food-systems change and is an expert on all things food and ag. On this episode, we talk to Danielle about her background, her current organization, Food Tank, and how COVID-19 will affect food systems going forward.

17 MINAPR 15
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Food Tank, Food Systems and COVID-19: A Conversation with Dani Nierenberg

COVID-19 and the 5 Major Threats it Poses to Global Food Security

Every major outbreak in recent memory—Ebola, SARS, MERS—has had both direct and indirect negative impacts on food security. On this episode, we speak to Chase Sova, our senior director of policy and research, to learn what the experts are saying about the likelihood and nature of such impacts from COVID-19.

28 MINMAR 28
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COVID-19 and the 5 Major Threats it Poses to Global Food Security

Inside the Lives of Women Living Through World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis

Hunger is cruel to everyone, but it’s not completely blind. Women – especially in times of war, are more at risk to the suffering it bestows. On this episode of Hacking Hunger, we spoke with Annabel Symington, head of communications for WFP in Yemen. She’s been working in Yemen for the past year, and offered us insights into the unique challenges, stories and strength of women living through this war.

30 MINMAR 12
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Inside the Lives of Women Living Through World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis

Episode 41: How Can We End World Hunger? Travel Expert Rick Steves Visits Guatemala and Ethiopia to Explore Answers.

Rick Steves built his career around investigating the nooks and crannies of Europe and sharing his discoveries with curious travelers. Recently, however, Rick ventured beyond Europe to explore one of the most pressing problems of our day: the problem of global hunger. On this episode of Hacking Hunger, we caught up with Rick to discuss what this project taught him about the challenges and innovative solutions to solving global hunger.

26 MINFEB 21
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Episode 41: How Can We End World Hunger? Travel Expert Rick Steves Visits Guatemala and Ethiopia to Explore Answers.

Latest Episodes

Inside the High-Tech Tool That Tracks Hunger Crises and Save Lives

On this episode of Hacking Hunger, we spoke to Jonathan Rivers, who's team at the U.N. World Food Programme uses mobile technology to monitor food security in real time. He describes how this technology works, and the critical role it plays in emergency response.

18 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Inside the High-Tech Tool That Tracks Hunger Crises and Save Lives

Creating an Anti-Poverty Movement with Clint Borgen

A passion project that began one summer on a fishing boat, The Borgen Project is now a nationwide campaign with volunteers in 931 cities. It advocates, mobilizes and educates to improve the living conditions of people living on less than a dollar a day. On this episode of Hacking Hunger, we talk Clint Borgen, founder and CEO, to ask him more about how an idea on a fishing boat evolved into a successful anti-poverty movement.

16 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Creating an Anti-Poverty Movement with Clint Borgen

Linking Hunger and War with Matthew Hollingworth

Two years ago, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2417, a resolution recognizing the link between hunger and war. But two years later, too little has changed. For this episode, we sat down with Matthew Hollingworth, United Nations World Food Programme's country director in South Sudan to reflect on the significance of the resolution and discuss the impact that the new coronavirus pandemic might have on peace and security globally.

17 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Linking Hunger and War with Matthew Hollingworth

Poverty, Policy and Pandemic with Johan Swinnen

How much of an impact on developing economies will COVID-19 really have? And why will food systems change prevent dire impacts from happening in the future? On this episode of Hacking Hunger, we talk to Johan Swinnen, a top economist and currently director general of The International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, DC.

20 MINJUN 11
Comments
Poverty, Policy and Pandemic with Johan Swinnen

“Everything Changed Overnight.” WFP USA CEO on Navigating a Global Crisis

Three months after Barron Segar joined WFP USA as president and CEO, disaster struck. COVID-19 hit and uprooted life as we knew, forcing Barron and WFP USA leadership to reimagine many of their plans.

18 MINMAY 14
Comments
“Everything Changed Overnight.” WFP USA CEO on Navigating a Global Crisis

How Innovation Can Help Solve Hunger During a Pandemic

As the COVID-19 spreads, innovation and technology is needed more to reach people in need. Bernhard Kowatsch, head of WFP's Innovation Accelerator, explains how the program is working to support WFP's pandemic response.

20 MINAPR 30
Comments
How Innovation Can Help Solve Hunger During a Pandemic

Food Tank, Food Systems and COVID-19: A Conversation with Dani Nierenberg

Danielle Nierenberg is a world-renowned researcher, speaker and advocate, she’s spent her career fighting for food-systems change and is an expert on all things food and ag. On this episode, we talk to Danielle about her background, her current organization, Food Tank, and how COVID-19 will affect food systems going forward.

17 MINAPR 15
Comments
Food Tank, Food Systems and COVID-19: A Conversation with Dani Nierenberg

COVID-19 and the 5 Major Threats it Poses to Global Food Security

Every major outbreak in recent memory—Ebola, SARS, MERS—has had both direct and indirect negative impacts on food security. On this episode, we speak to Chase Sova, our senior director of policy and research, to learn what the experts are saying about the likelihood and nature of such impacts from COVID-19.

28 MINMAR 28
Comments
COVID-19 and the 5 Major Threats it Poses to Global Food Security

Inside the Lives of Women Living Through World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis

Hunger is cruel to everyone, but it’s not completely blind. Women – especially in times of war, are more at risk to the suffering it bestows. On this episode of Hacking Hunger, we spoke with Annabel Symington, head of communications for WFP in Yemen. She’s been working in Yemen for the past year, and offered us insights into the unique challenges, stories and strength of women living through this war.

30 MINMAR 12
Comments
Inside the Lives of Women Living Through World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis

Episode 41: How Can We End World Hunger? Travel Expert Rick Steves Visits Guatemala and Ethiopia to Explore Answers.

Rick Steves built his career around investigating the nooks and crannies of Europe and sharing his discoveries with curious travelers. Recently, however, Rick ventured beyond Europe to explore one of the most pressing problems of our day: the problem of global hunger. On this episode of Hacking Hunger, we caught up with Rick to discuss what this project taught him about the challenges and innovative solutions to solving global hunger.

26 MINFEB 21
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Episode 41: How Can We End World Hunger? Travel Expert Rick Steves Visits Guatemala and Ethiopia to Explore Answers.
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