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Heifer International’s World Food Day Discussion

World Food Day 2015: Social Protection and Agriculture

Pierre Ferrari | October 16, 2015

Aquicklinah Njivah (39) showing the rice her Heifer group receives via the grocery committee, of which she is head at home in Komorai Village. The milk generated by the two cows she received from Heifer helped her family’s nutrition and income immensely.

Aquicklinah Njivah (39) showing the rice her Heifer group receives via the grocery committee, of which she is head at home in Komorai Village. The milk generated by the two cows she received from Heifer helped her family’s nutrition and income immensely.

Seventy years ago today, 42 countries founded the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in a monumental step toward ending global hunger and malnutrition.

The world has come a long way, but there is still much work to be done.

This year’s World Food Day theme is Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty.

A lot of the discussion has focused on the social protection half of the theme. Not surprisingly, I’d like to talk about the other half: agriculture.

Benjamin Davis, Deputy-Director of FAO’s Agricultural Development Economics Division makes some very important points in a recent video. He says, “Social protection itself cannot sustainably bring households out of poverty. Mutually supportive agricultural and social protection programs are necessary in order to transform the lives of the poor.”

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What being “social” means to Perfect Choice.

Perfect Choice is now social!

As we entered the fast-paced universe of social media, we asked ourselves: 
“What does being social really mean today?”

At Perfect Choice, we believe that there is a responsibility to connect with our growing world, and to lend a hand wherever needed.

That’s why Perfect Choice is donating $365 to Heifer International,to help women attain training and education while supporting a livelihood.

By donating just one dollar for every day we were in business last year, we help fund a small business for years to come. An entire community can benefit from the resources that this movement will generate.

“As a business woman, being social is not about getting likes or followers. It is about our responsibility to connect, to learn, to communicate and to reach out.

In that spirit, we are donating a dollar for every day of the past business year to launch someone else’s dream. We’re a part of our social world.
Let’s join the conversation.

Lorena Ricci, President of Operations
Photo credits: www.heifer.org