Farmers concerned in face of Ebola outbreak

Jan 23, 15 Farmers concerned in face of Ebola outbreak

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Sierra Leone: Farmers express concern over their livelihoods in the face of the Ebola outbreak FAO NEWS | 22 January 2015 – Farmers and managers of Agri-Business Centres (ABCs) in Sierra Leone identify quarantine measures, bans on group activities and the closure of periodic markets as major causes of disruption of farming...

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Can the world buy its way out of hunger?

Jan 22, 15 Can the world buy its way out of hunger?

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Ertharin Cousin for World Economic Forum Hunger and malnutrition are among the most persistent obstacles separating the world we want from the one we have today. The lack of access to nutritious food limits futures, restricts individual economic growth and, worst of all, destroys countless lives each year. So it is a cruel irony...

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Guatemalan government scales up Pacto Hambre Cero in 2015

Jan 20, 15 Guatemalan government scales up Pacto Hambre Cero in 2015

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Demandan a gobernadores de Guatemala fortalecer acciones del Pacto Hambre Cero Guatemalan Vice President Roxandra Baldetti called on 22 departmental governors to scale up their actions for the government’s Zero Hunger programme (Pacto Hambre Cero) in the final year of President Otto Pérez Molina’s term. The Vice...

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Genetic diversity in agriculture needed to combat climate change

Raw material of food systems are key to helping agriculture adapt to volatile weather and rising temperatures UN NEWS CENTRE | 19 January 2015 – Knowledge of agricultural genetic resources needs to grow more quickly because of the critical role they have to play in feeding the world as climate change advances faster than expected,...

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Food systems of the future need to be smarter, more efficient

Radical shift in agriculture critical to making future food systems smarter, more efficient Graziano da Silva: Competition for resources and energy necessitates a “paradigm shift” – Biofuels should be part of the mix UN NEWS CENTRE | 19 January 2015 – Climate change and increasing competition for natural resources have...

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