Press Releases

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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Dr. William Craft, President of Concordia College, Elected Board Chair of Lutheran World Relief
Friday, February 19, 2016

Craft was elected at the LWR board meeting Feb. 17-18 in Phoenix, Ariz. He succeeds Dr. Gloria S. Edwards, who has completed her service to the board. Edwards has served on the board since 2006 and is a former president of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. “We are honored and excited to have Dr. Craft […]

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Lutheran World Relief Releases the 2016 Early Warning Forecast
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

An annual survey of the countries and regions LWR is monitoring for potential humanitarian crises and disasters Editors: Speckhard and other LWR experts are available for interview. BALTIMORE, Dec. 1, 2015—Lutheran World Relief, an international NGO working in 35 countries to develop sustainable solutions to poverty and food insecurity, marked #GivingTuesday by releasing its 2016 […]

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Wake up and smell the coffee: Cocoa and chocolate industry can learn from coffee grading system
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Chocolate makers can draw on coffee industry grading standards to develop a common quality system for cocoa, says Lutheran World Relief’s manager of coffee and cocoa. Read more at Confectionary News.

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Lutheran World Relief to Link Latin American and Haitian Farmers to Global Markets at International Cocoa Event
Friday, October 23, 2015

The Salon du Chocolat is an annual trade fair for the international chocolate industry. BALTIMORE, Oct. 23, 2015—Lutheran World Relief is supporting farmers from Latin America and Haiti in reaching out to international fine cocoa buyers and chocolate makers by participating in the Salon du Chocolat, a premier forum for the industry. The Salon du […]

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Lutheran World Relief to Convene the Temu Kopi Forum to Examine Opportunities in Sumatran Fair Trade Coffee Production
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lutheran World Relief will bring together representatives from across the coffee value chain for two days of discussions on the successes, challenges and opportunities in Sumatran coffee production at the third annual Temu Kopi Forum. Temu Kopi Sumatra 2015 will be held on November 3-4, 2015 in Medan, Indonesia. Coffee farming is a key source […]

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