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22 Jan 2013 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 22 janvier 2013 (IRIN) - Selon une étude de l'Institut international de recherche sur les politiques alimentaires IFPRI, l'Afrique pourrait réduire son niveau de pauvreté plus rapidement en privilégiant la production d'aliments de base plutôt que les cultures d'exportation.

08 Sep 2011 description

New varieties of sweet potato help children to grow up healthy

Agnes Kalya, a farmer from Ntove Village, Uganda, smiles with pride as she puts her arms round her youngest child, Maria. "My daughter is almost four years old and I have seen her grow at a rate I have never witnessed in my other kids. And they used to need to go to the hospital regularly, but now all are very healthy".

Hidden hunger

09 May 2010 description
report The New York Times

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Published: May 9, 2010

KAMPALA, Uganda - On the grounds of Uganda's biggest AIDS clinic, Dinavance Kamukama sits under a tree and weeps.

Her disease is probably quite advanced: her kidneys are failing and she is so weak she can barely walk. Leaving her young daughter with family, she rode a bus four hours to the hospital where her cousin Allen Bamurekye, born infected, both works and gets the drugs that keep her alive.

But there are no drugs for Ms. Kamukama. As is happening in other clinics in Kampala, all new patients go on a waiting list.

30 Nov 2009 description

(extract)

Agency Sends Aid for Indonesia Earthquake

USAID airlifted 45 metric tons of emergency relief supplies from its Dubai stockpile to Indonesia after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck about 30 miles off the coast of West Sumatra Province Sept. 30. The shipment of 340 rolls of plastic sheeting, 6,720 hygiene kits, 7,200 water containers, and six generators-enough supplies to help at least 20,000 people-was provided to the Indonesian Red Cross for distribution.

The USAID airlift followed the Indonesian government's declaration of a state of emergency Oct. 1.

11 Nov 2009 description
  • Company wants to lead a second "Green Revolution"

    - Will poor farmers get hooked on its pricey technology?

    - History of controversy complicates humanitarian efforts

    By Carey Gillam

    ST.

07 Apr 2009 description

Release No. 0090.09

USDA Releases Final Rule on Food Assistance Program Regulations

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 7, 2009-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today that an additional 51,700 tons of agricultural commodities, valued at nearly $80 million, will be provided to children in low-income, food-deficit countries under USDA's McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program for fiscal year 2009.

25 Feb 2009 description

ENV/DEV/1028

Commission on Sustainable Development
Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting

05 May 2005 description


HIGHLIGHTS
Maize Harvesting starts in southern Africa and Tanzania and trading opportunities are mixed.

Southern Tanzania maize producers and traders expected to benefit from relatively higher prices in East Africa.

PRODUCTION AND TRADE PROSPECTS