The Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First analyzes the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation and develops solutions in partnership with movements working for social change.
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If you are a teacher or librarian, you might be interested in this four volume set on California Black History by educator, John William Templeton, editor with introduction by Food First Board President, Dr. Joyce King. Teachers who have used these materials have seen a dramatic improvement in Black student academic achievement.
If you purchase by April 30, 2013, Mr. Templeton will donate 25% of the purchase price to Food First's Seeds and Pumps for Gao, Mali Gardens.
A presentation by Dr. Hassimi Oumarou Maiga (Ph.D. University of Caen, France; MA, Stanford University)
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 4 P.M.
San Francisco State University,
Dr Maiga is distinguished Research Professor, Emeritus, University of Bamako, Mali; President & Director of Research, Institute for Applied Research & Development in Africa, Gao-Mali; Vice-President, The Academy for Diaspora Literacy, Atlanta GA.
Author, Balancing Written History with Oral Tradition: The Legacy of the Songhoy People (NY: Routledge, 2010).
Since April 1, 2013 Food First has been conducting a fundraising drive to help hungry farmers get back to feeding themselves and their families. Drought and conflict have taken a heavy toll. But now it's time to plant. And you can help.
On April 11, we met our goal of $5,000 and raised that goal to $10,000.
You can help us meet this new goal. Donations received on April 24 will receive a 15% match. Learn more about Food First's seeds and pumps campaign at http://goto.gg/13625