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Foods Resource Bank

Seventy-five percent of the world’s 842 million hungry people live in rural areas, and half of them are farmers, according to 2013 statistics from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. However, the barriers to success that farmers face in the developing world are powerful—natural disasters, insect infestations or plant viruses, soil infertility, lack of capital or access to markets, scarcity of clean water, civil unrest, war, disease, and other desperate circumstances. Thus, agricultural development has vast potential to reduce world hunger.

Since 1999, Foods Resource Bank (FRB) and its overseas and U.S. partners have worked to bring practical, sustainable agricultural solutions to these challenges to rural communities in the developing world. Over 1 million FRB food security program participants are now producing enough food to ...

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