HiQ (http://hiq.se) wins framework agreement with The Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF) (http://www.lrf.se/In-English/) concerning development of websites and mobile services for LRF and its subsidiaries. The agreement is signed for two years and a major web project targeted at schoolchildren is already underway. “HiQ has the know-how, experience and attitude that we need from a partner. We want to attract interest and increase children’s knowledge about the green industries, such as agriculture and forestry, and about the origin of the food that we eat. We believe that HiQ can help us

Don’t let coccidiosis prevent spring calf success

With the UK recovering from the wettest winter on record and now basking in the mild spring weather, the perfect conditions are created for coccidiosis to go into overdrive. Scouring is the commonest disease seen in young calves and the greatest single cause of death so tackling coccidiosis should be high on every farmer’s list. Warm, wet days favour survival of the oocysts of the Eimeria parasite, so infection levels in calves are set to be high this spring. So why should farmers worry? Scour is one of the most costly diseases to affect production and average losses may be in the order

ICPH Gives Inaugural Beyond Housing Award to NYC-based KidCare for “Letting Kids be Kids”

NEW YORK (January 29, 2014) – Last week, at its 2014 conference, Beyond Housing: A National Conversation on Child Poverty and Homelessness, the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) presented the inaugural Beyond Housing Award to the New York City–based nonprofit KidCare in recognition of the organization’s tireless work with homeless children. The Beyond Housing Award honors people and organizations whose work exemplifies the idea that homelessness is much more than a housing issue. Recipients’ work goes “beyond housing” to provide services and support to homeless

Handicap International sends emergency team to help the most vulnerable in South Sudan crisis

London, 7th January 2014. A five-strong Handicap International team arrived in South Sudan on Friday 3rd January to supply aid to displaced people. Violent clashes between armed groups in the country have forced almost 200,000 people to flee their towns and villages. The inhabitants of South Sudan - one of the poorest countries in the world - already live in extreme poverty and need immediate aid to survive. “South Sudan is sliding towards civil war. That’s obviously going to put a lot of strain on the most vulnerable individuals,” said Lucile Papon, manager of Handicap International’s

Helping Oxfam Reach Poorest People In Guatemala

Stockholm, 3 December, 2013 – Millicom today announced that international aid organisation Oxfam and Tigo in Guatemala have signed an agreement to continue to distribute aid using mobile money to people in the areas of the country that are the most affected by malnutrition. Oxfam, an organization that pioneers technology solutions, has chosen Tigo Money to use its secure system and the network of authorized agents to deliver funds to aid such communities.   Oxfam funds are used to cover basic needs of food and shelter for the most impoverished families. The agreement extends the

Can the redistribution of surplus food really improve food security?

While surplus food redistribution has been promoted as a way of reducing food waste and food poverty, a paper published recently in Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09640568.2013.848192) concludes that unless a distinction is drawn between genuine waste to be recovered and surplus to be redistributed for community benefit, surplus food as a resource is unlikely to be fully utilised. Informed by an exploratory qualitative case study of third sector actors in north east England, the study explores the logics of surplus food

Worldwideangelsfoundation Seeks Crowdfunding for Humanitarian Projects

The Worldwideangelsfoundation has launched a campaign to raise $500,000 by                                                     December 20th, 2013 [image] Perth, Australia-October 23, 2013- An organization devoted to improving the lives of the poor, the homeless and the older generation, has launched a campaign www.indiegogo.com/projects/worldwideangelsfoundation-funding to raise $500,000 by December 20th, 2013.  Andre Mostert, who heads the organization, is requesting funding from the public and other investors who wish to make a difference in the lives of people who need help. “If

Yorkshire Farmers' Need to "Age Well" - Fit for Farming Booklet Relaunched

The popular “Fit for Farming” booklet - a health guide aimed at Yorkshire farmers – has been updated and revised and will be re-launched at the 2013 Great Yorkshire Show. The health manual has been put together by the Yorkshire Rural Support Network, supported by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, and is aimed at enabling farmers to “age well.” The booklet combines practical information about symptoms with advice and where to find help and is illustrated by cartoonist, Henry Brewis.

New Book Provides Fresh Perspective on the Pervasive Poverty and Homelessness in NYC

Offers a history of public policies and private initiatives aimed at alleviating poverty, along with personal stories of those who witnessed and lived the experience of destitution

Poor Filipinos continue to bear the brunt of climate change, says new report

Geneva, 29 January 2013:  A new report released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) shows how ineffective urban governance combined with substandard housing leaves the poorest Filipinos the most exposed, yet the least well equipped to cope with  natural hazards.
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