Lutheran World Relief Responds to Hurricane Matthew

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 [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief to Host KakaoKonek 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. [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief Convenes Central America Cacao Forum

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, [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief Partners with the European Union to Assist Vulnerable Farmers in South-Central Niger

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 [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief Applauds Colombia’s Historic Ceasefire Accord

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 [...]Read More...

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Dr. Gloria Edwards Receives LWR Champion Award

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 [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief Builds Resilience to Hunger in West Africa’s Sahel

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 [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief Releases the 2016 Early Warning Forecast

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 [...]Read More...

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Lutheran World Relief to Link Latin American and Haitian Farmers to Global Markets at International Cocoa Event

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 [...]Read More...

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