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June H. Kim is the Executive Secretary of the World Hunger/Poverty and Sustainable Agriculture & Development programs of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the humanitarian relief and development agency of the United Methodist denomination.
June has been working for over a decade in this capacity to raise awareness of the root causes of hunger and poverty and promote participation in advocacy efforts to address these causes. She provides leadership for several NGOs including serving as Chair of the Foods Resource Bank, Vice Chair of Souper Bowl of Caring, and Treasurer of Agricultural Missions, Inc.,. June has also previously served on the board of Bread for the World. This is June's second period of service for Heifer International having represented UMCOR in the early 2000s.
June is sought as an expert in her field, featured in ABC's 2004 television documentary "Hunger No More: Faces Behind the Facts" as well as having served as a panelist at the United Nations on Aid Effectiveness and a UN Briefing on Food Security. The Sustainable Agriculture & Development program she oversees in Africa enables subsistence farmers, especially in rural areas, to improve their livelihoods through increased agricultural income, via trainings in appropriate technologies and methods that are environmentally safe as well as economically viable and sustainable, the introduction of new and more nutritious foods, and it also equips farmers to go and teach others what they learn.
Through her extensive travels throughout the continent of Africa and other developing countries around the world, June acutely sees and understands how everyday actions and lifestyle choices of all of us – but especially those living in the developed countries – impact others in our global community.