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Food

 

Innovative ways to improve access to food resources

 

Food

How Businesses Can Increase Food Access for the Poor

Hybrid approaches present an opportunity to achieve both greater social impact as well as greater business benefits.

 
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Global Issues

Rio+20: Is a $513 Billion Down Payment Enough?

Advances in reducing poverty, environmental protection, and other global issues threaten the status quo—a report from Rio+20.

By Jigar Shah | Jul. 2, 2012
 
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Food

Having Your Sustainable Cake and Eating It Too

Long-term investment in organic agriculture will provide above-market returns, environmental impact, and—in the developing world—enormous social impact.

By Rufo Quintavalle | 2 | May. 22, 2012
 
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Business

Mars’ Sustainable Cocoa Initiative in Cote d’Ivoire

The entire cocoa sector—exporters, NGOs, manufacturers, and governments—must help farmers boost their productivity and income.

By Andy Harner | Apr. 25, 2012
 
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Economic Development

Kraft Foods’ Cocoa Partnership in Ghana

To develop the next generation of cocoa farmers in Ghana, Kraft Foods created a cross-sector initiative with a long-term view.

By Perry Yeatman | 3 | Apr. 25, 2012
 
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Food

Hypertension: A Global Citizen Year Story

How, and when, is the right time to focus on food education, not simply food security?

By Charlotte Benishek | Jan. 20, 2012
 
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Nonprofits

Expand Your Nonprofit’s Mission Through Co-Location

There are some great mission advantages to sharing space with other organizations.

By Jean Butzen | 1 | Jan. 11, 2012
 

Economic Development

Too Poor to Earn? Changing Assumptions About the Ultra Poor

The best way to help the ultra poor is not by giving them a handout, but by giving them an opportunity.

By Jim Sorenson & Sachi Shenoy | Dec. 27, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director.

Stone Soup and an Impoverished Mexican Village

In a session at the Opportunity Collaboration, stories were shared on the power and importance of community decision-making.

By Regina Ridley | Oct. 19, 2011
 

Global Issues

Improving Sales Offers for Improved Stoves

A unique sales strategy puts more environmentally friendly cookstoves into the hands of more cooks.

By David I. Levine | Jun. 15, 2011