World Food Day: Compassion and Expertise

Madagascar Rice

Suzy Razafindrafara is a rice farmer who switched to the system of rice intensification. She now sees more bountiful harvests from a smaller quantity of seeds than traditional farming methods provide. Photo by Sara A. Fajardo/CRS

Hunger. The word carries a full range of emotional responses. When we see or hear about people who face hunger, we are moved by compassion to help.

The depth of CRS supporters’ compassion shows in how we approach solutions to hunger. We respond with expertise.

One fascinating response to food production is Suzy Razafindrafara’s story about rice production in Madagascar.

When one of the world’s three biggest staple crops was threatened in Africa, CRS joined the fight to save the crop and farmers who grow it with the Great Lakes Cassava Initiative.

By applying the best available thinking and technology to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, CRS supporters’ response matches their compassion for a world in need.

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