Ertharian Cousin Takes Aim at Hunger

How do you feed 95 million of the world's poor?

Ertharin cousin feeds more people every day than a hundred chefs do collectively in their lifetimes. She doesn't cook for them; she makes sure they have something to cook. As head of the U.N. World Food Programme, she arranges nourishment for 95 million hungry people a year. It's a monster task. She has a staff of 14,000 and a budget of about $3.8 billion in aid and food donations. Since taking the job in April 2012, Cousin has discovered that, as with all food preparation, it's the details that make the difference. In September of that year, a Syrian in a...

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