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15 Apr 2013 description
report The Guardian

In the constant fight between microbes and people, attempts to rein in the malarial parasite have just taken an interesting turn. On Thursday the founder of Amyris Biotech triumphantly announced production of 70m doses of the anti-malarial compound artemisinin. This sounds like good news for poor people but may be a step backwards – the start of a new hi-tech assault on farmers.

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19 Mar 2013 description
report The Guardian

With limited storage and lengthy lead times denying access to vital drugs, can a new public-private initiative make a difference?

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04 Jun 2012 description
report The Guardian

Wapsala collective's self-sufficiency drive aims to ease the chronic malnutrition that affects 44% of the under-fives

Simon Tisdall in Matimbine

In England, it would be called a farmers' market. In Matimbine, in the parched, sandy, semi-desert of Mozambique's undulating coastal lowlands, it might be called a miracle.