Moses Nakangi collapsed in the fields while planting…

 

 

 

Donna Brisendine-McDowell

September 30 at 4:34pm ·

Moses Nakangi collapsed in the fields while planting and is now in the hospital in Uganda, diagnosed with Malaria and PULMONARY Tuberculosis.

For a 27-year- old, he has taken on a lot of responsibility taking care of over 50 orphaned children on his own!!

With very little he has done so much!

He needs our help now.

I know that some of you are already supporting him but may not yet know of this emergency.

A GoFundMe account has been set up under: Moses Nkangi, Masaka Street Children Project

You can also send funds through Western Union.

Check Moses Nakangi on FaceBook and it will give you all of his addresses, phone number and current information.

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

 

 

Donna Brisendine-McDowell

 

Reference Links:

https://www.facebook.com/nkangimos?fref=ts

https://masakastreetchildren.wordpress.com/

http://www.masakastreetchildren.com/

Call us: +256 700 762838

E-Mail us: nkangimos@yahoo.com

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The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

 

 

Key Facts: The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2012
Public Information: 202-712-4810
www.usaid.gov


The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition is a commitment by G-8 nations, African countries and private sector partners to lift 50 million people out of poverty over the next 10 years through inclusive and sustained agricultural growth. It responds to strong African commitments to promote and protect food security and nutrition – articulated in multiple settings since 2003 and validated by tremendous progress made in Africa since 2009. The New Alliance builds upon and will continue the progress made by G-8 nations since 2009 at the L’Aquila Summit, and offers a broad, inclusive and innovative path to strengthen food security and nutrition.

The New Alliance supports the accelerated implementation of the African-developed and led agricultural plans (known as CAADPs), through assistance and by catalyzing private sector investment in African agriculture. It embraces the commitments made a L’Aquila and combines assistance with effective policies driven by African governments, increased private sector investment, new tools to scale innovation, and a focus on managing risk.

Initially launching in Tanzania, Ghana, and Ethiopia at the G-8 Camp David Summit, the New Alliance will expand rapidly to other African countries, including Mozambique, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and other African nations that are participating in the Grow Africa Partnership. Over time, the New Alliance will expand to all African countries prepared to join.

Specific commitments in the New Alliance are from:

  • African leaders to refine policies in order to improve investment opportunities and accelerate the implementation of their country-led plans on food security;
  • Private sector partners who have already committed more than $3 billion to increase investments; and,
  • G-8 members who will support Africa’s potential for rapid and sustained agricultural growth with assistance and other development tools, and ensure accountability for the New Alliance.

Photo credit: PhytoTrade Africa

THE NEW ALLIANCE IS ALREADY UNDERWAY

G-8 and African partners have designed country cooperation frameworks in Ethiopia, Ghana and Tanzania. More will follow across Africa. Over 45 multinational and African companies have committed to specific agricultural investments that total more than $3 billion and span all areas of the agricultural value chain, including irrigation, crop protection, financing and infrastructure.

G-8 members are following through on L’Aquila commitments and continuing to make a down-payment of over $3 billion to kick-start this new approach. G-8 members are also taking joint actions to bring agricultural innovations to scale, support effective finance, reduce risk for vulnerable communities and economies, improve nutrition and reduce child stunting—focusing, in particular on smallholder farmers especially women, including:

  • INNOVATION: G-8 members are supporting the launch of new partnerships to identify key productivity technologies, set 10-year adoption and yield improvement targets, and promote commercialization and adoption of key technologies, including improved seeds and post-harvest management systems.
  • FINANCE: G8 members are supporting the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), with a pledge target of $1.2 billion over three years in pledges from existing and new donors for the public and private sector windows. G-8 members are also and supporting the preparation and financing of bankable agricultural infrastructure projects including through a new Fast Track Facility for Agriculture Infrastructure.
  • RISK MANAGEMENT: G-8 members support national risk assessment to help African governments formulate strategies for managing risks to women and men smallholder farmers, such as drought.
  • NUTRITION: G-8 members will actively support the Scaling Up Nutrition movement and welcome the commitment of African partners to improve the nutritional well-being of their populations, especially during the critical 1,000 days window from pregnancy to a child’s second birthday.

LINK TO ARTICLE HERE

At the G8 Summit held two weeks ago at Camp David, President Obama met with private industry and African heads of state to launch the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a euphemism for monocultured, genetically modified crops and toxic agrochemicals aimed at making poor farmers debt slaves to corporations, while destroying the ecosphere for profit.

For being a good little spokesman for the globalist thieves, Bono gets another payoff that maybe could make him the richest musician on the planet.
Not much new here. Just another example of social engineering to get us to support the rape of Africa…..all for the children of course.

Bono is now shilling for Monsanto and friends and partners with Hillary and Obama. He works the crowd and shows us how selling out is profitable.

Posted by theGIC.org on May 30, 2012 at 9:30am

Read more: http://www.thegic.org/profiles/blogs/bono-is-out-shilling-for-monsanto#ixzz1wT1onN8S

U.S. Efforts in Cocoa Trade Far From Sweet

Jean Stevens

Chocoholics have it right: European chocolate is better. Or at least, far more sustainable and just.

European Union members and several other countries of the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) (not including the United States) signed a new agreement Friday at a United Nations conference. The agreement reestablishes countries’ commitments to making the $10 billion abuse-ridden cocoa industry more sustainable and fair to workers, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). But this move will only help improve conditions so much. Things can’t really get significantly better until the world’s largest consumer of cocoa, the U.S., finally decides to take the cocoa high road.

Since 2001, the U.N., the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) and other human rights groups have worked to address the rampant exploitation and slavery of workers, typically children of the Ivory Coast and Ghana, which produce about 60 percent of the world’s chocolate. But despite nobel efforts, the groups’ agreements have done little to improve conditions. About 3.6 million West African children work on cocoa farms, many of whom make very little to no pay while under horrific conditions, according to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

So why has nothing changed? Blame American chocolate and agricultural companies like Mars and Cargill, who process 400,000 tons of cocoa each year and demand that prices stay low. Chocolate companies "have been able to control initiatives meant to eliminate forced, child and trafficked labor in West Africa’s cocoa industry," according to a January report by the ILRF. Companies purchase cocoa through small farmers at a very low cost, refusing to pay prices that comply with Fair Trade practices.

Chocolate companies based in the United States, which refused to join ICCO when it formed in 1973, are particularly egregious. Under Congress’ watered-down 2001 Harkin-Engel Protocol, they volunteered to create and adopt their own standards to eliminate child slavery and develop certification systems for labor standards. But they’ve largely failed to do so, according to a 2009 Tulane University study, and slave conditions remain widespread and farmers exploited. Investigative journalist Christian Parenti has described so-called aid efforts as mostly talk — Cargill and other corporations have refused to accept higher price thresholds, working with the corrupt Ivory Coast government and thwarting local farmers’ attempts to unionize. More corporate consolidation has only further pressured farmers to keep costs low.

At least the British are getting their act together. Earlier this year, Nestle UK adopted Fair Trade certification, and last year the British company Cadbury adopted a new certification system verifying Fair Trade cocoa in their chocolate. U.S.-based Mars followed suit, but only for the UK-based Galaxy bar, leaving American candy untouched. (Don’t give the Brits too much credit: Human rights advocates point out this system means only 30 percent of the product’s cocoa was sustainably produced, hardly a reassuring statistic.)

The ICCO agreement reminds us of the US’ shamefully underwhelming, if not manipulative, moves toward industry improvements. Congress must amend the Protocol to require U.S. companies follow stricter standards like Fair Trade. We’ve seen what happens when companies volunteer their own standards, or commit to international agreements like ICCO’s — nothing changes.

Photo credit: Sonia Watson via Flickr Creative Commons

Jean Stevens is a freelance journalist based in New York whose work focuses on issues relating to sustainable food.