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  • Banquet highlights food disparities

    07 March 2011, source: mndaily.com
    URL: http://www.mndaily.com/2011/03/07/banquet-highlights-food-disparities

    Oxfam America’s Hunger Banquet kicked off International Women’s Week. By Amanda Bankston Deqa Muhidin was expecting a lot more than 4 ounces of rice and a glass of water for dinner when she attended Oxfam America’s Hunger Banquet on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus Friday...
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  • Women suffer from false climate change solutions

    06 March 2011, source: NewsDay
    URL: http://www.newsday.co.zw/article/2011-03-06-women-suffer-from-false-climate-change-solutions

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai once said: "In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace." Today, Africa, like the world, stands at an important crossroads...
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  • Price and weather forecasting needed in dealing with food security in Africa

    05 March 2011, source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC)
    URL: http://www.kbc.co.ke/news.asp?nid=69222

    The Alliance for Commodity Trade for Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA) has called for improvement of long-range weather and price forecasting and monitoring in eastern and southern Africa in order to deal with the challenge of food security in the region. ACTESA notes that agricultural production being a seasonal activity, food price swings cannot be eliminated but, the severity of the price swings can be moderated if markets can be used better...
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  • Economy: Nigeria, eleven others to benefit from World Bank assisted projects

    04 March 2011, source: Afrique en ligne
    URL: http://www.afriquejet.com/news/africa-news/economy:-nigeria,-eleven-others-to-benefit-from-world-bank-assisted-projects-201103053668.html

    Nigeria - The World Bank has approved Nigeria and 11 other West Africa Countries to benefit from its assisted regional agricultural project, West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) worth $300 million. The Countries are Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Togo, Benin, Gambia and Niger...
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