Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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Resources on Food Security

The following are additional resources on food security which correspond to our two-page election brief, "Food Security: Building a Sustainable System.Find our entire series on Faithful Voting and Global Issues here.


Read this post on the International Monetary Fund Blog: “Why Sustainable Food Systems are Needed in a post-COVID World.”

Read a report from the International Labor Organization, “COVID-19 crisis and the informal economy: Immediate responses and policy challenges.” 

Read about the World Food Program’s warnings about a hunger pandemic

Read the UN’s most recent State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report

Read about Goal 2, “Zero Hunger,” of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. 

Read about how industrial farming breeds superbugs

Read an article from the UN Environmental Program “Hunger for Change: the Global Food System.” 

Maryknoll Missioner Experiences: 

Read about Maryknoll Sister Patricia Ryan’s work with local farmers in Peru during COVID-19

Read about Maryknoll Father Ken Thesing’s work at the FAO in Rome, “The Balancing Act of Feeding the World.”  

In this webinar, Maryknoll Lay Missioners Sami Scott in Haiti, Peg Vamosy in El Salvador, and Rich Tarro in Kenya  talk about their work to improve local food security.


Read Pope Benedict XVI’s reflections on food security in his Encyclical Letter, Caritas in Veritate.

Read Pope Francis’s words on food security in his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium.

Read Pope Francis’s analysis of the need for transformation of food systems in his Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’


Find out how you can celebrate UN World Food Day on October 16.   

Read Pope Francis’ message for World Food Day. 

Explore this graphic, “Eight Ways Each Person Can Improve Sustainability of the Global Food Systems” by Michael Pollen. 

Read this article, “Transforming the Global Food System,” in Nature magazine, from October 2018.