New LWR Report: Why Peace in Colombia Depends on Rural Development and Family Farms
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
LWR’s new report, Voices from the New Countryside, examines challenges and promise of building peace after five decades of war.
Lutheran World Relief to Convene the Temu Kopi 2016 Indonesian Coffee Forum
Monday, October 17, 2016
Lutheran World Relief will bring together representatives from across the Indonesian coffee value chain for two days of discussions on the successes, challenges and opportunities in Sumatran coffee production at the fourth annual Temu Kopi Forum, Nov. 1 and 2 in Medan, Indonesia.
Lutheran World Relief Providing Emergency Relief Supplies to Haitian Families Affected by Hurricane Matthew
Friday, October 14, 2016
Aid includes Shelter, Water, Food & Hygiene Kits, and Water Filtration Units to Prevent Spread of Cholera BALTIMORE, October 14, 2016—Lutheran World Relief has launched an emergency relief response in Haiti that will reach thousands of people who need basic assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The Baltimore-based relief and development agency is also […]
Hilda M. Arellano, Former USAID Official, Elected to LWR Board
Monday, October 10, 2016
Hilda M. “Bambi” Arellano, a retired high-ranking official with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has been elected to the Lutheran World Relief Board of Directors.
Lutheran World Relief Responds to Hurricane Matthew
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Lutheran World Relief, an international relief and development agency, is responding to the immediate needs of people in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew, mobilizing emergency relief in collaboration with the ACT Alliance, a global faith-based humanitarian coalition, and local partners. LWR is also making plans to assist farmers in the north whose crops will likely […]
Lutheran World Relief to Host KakaoKonek 2016
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
The KakaoKonek 2016 Asia-Pacific Cocoa Conference on Sept. 15-17 in Davao brings together representatives from across the Asia-Pacific cocoa value chain for discussions on recent developments, challenges and opportunities in the Philippines cocoa industry.
Lutheran World Relief Convenes Central America Cacao Forum
Monday, August 8, 2016
Lutheran World Relief is partnering with the U.S. Agency for International Development in convening the Second Central American Regional Cocoa Forum, to be held on August 10 and 11 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The cocoa forum will bring together 250 farmers and agricultural cooperatives, industry experts, research institutes and chocolate makers from Guatemala, Honduras, […]
Lutheran World Relief Applauds Passage of the Global Food Security Act
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
The Global Food Security Act authorizes the funding of overseas agricultural development and disaster assistance programs that provide life-saving assistance while reducing aid dependence.
Lutheran World Relief Partners with the European Union to Assist Vulnerable Farmers in South-Central Niger
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Lutheran World Relief has been awarded $1.8 million from the European Union to carry out a project in Zinder, Niger that will strengthen agriculture productivity and sustainably manage land in order to increase farmers’ resilience to climate change risks. The project, which is called “Karko” after the word for sustainability in the local language, will […]
Lutheran World Relief Applauds Colombia’s Historic Ceasefire Accord
Thursday, June 23, 2016
The agreement between the Government of Colombia & FARC rebels is a major step in ending a 5-decade war BALTIMORE, June 23, 2016—Lutheran World Relief applauds today’s signing of an historic ceasefire accord between the Government of Colombia and FARC rebels that is a major step toward achieving a lasting peace and ending five decades […]
Dr. Gloria Edwards Receives LWR Champion Award
Friday, May 13, 2016
At its meeting this week, the Lutheran World Relief board of directors presented former board chair Dr. Gloria Edwards with the LWR Champion Award, a recognition of exemplary service and partnership with the organization. Edwards joined the LWR board in 2006, and was elected chair in 2013. She completed her service in February 2016 after […]
Lutheran World Relief Builds Resilience to Hunger in West Africa’s Sahel
Monday, April 18, 2016
For small-scale farmers in the Sahel region of West Africa, who labor on plots of land with depleted soil and unreliable rainfall, life is always precarious and they are often one misfortune away from disaster. Currently, more than 20 million people in the Sahel at risk of hunger, a crisis that is being exacerbated by […]