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26 Feb 2016 description
report World Bank


  • There are an estimated 500 million smallholder farming households globally, who comprise a large proportion of the world’s poor living on less than $2 a day.

  • In CGAP’s Smallholder Diaries, researchers met with 270 smallholder farmers in Mozambique, Pakistan, and Tanzania every two weeks for a year to understand their agricultural production, income, and expenses.

  • To improve the lives of smallholders, developing solutions specific to each market is critical.

17 Jun 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

HA NOI, Viet Nam, 17 June 2010 - "Much has been achieved, more needs to be done.

05 Oct 2009 description

Ricardo Uauy, President of the International Union of Nutrition Sciences, urged over 4,000 of the world's leading nutrition experts from 100 nations attending the Congress to move one step further in their battle against global malnutrition today with a "Yes we can" and "Yes we will attitude".

Gathered in the modern BITEC conference facility on the outskirts of Bangkok, and clearly inspired by another President many oceans away, his words reflected the spirit of most conversations I heard today.

29 May 2009 description


Via a mobile health unit, Church World Service is taking basic medical care to people displaced by fighting between the Pakistan military and Taliban insurgents in the country's Northwest Frontier Province.

Currently working in the areas of Mansehra and Abbottabad, CWS plans to expand mobile health services into Swabi and soon provide more comprehensive healthcare including immunizations, since children's scheduled shots against polio and other diseases have been disrupted.

28 Apr 2009 description

28 April, 2009 =A6 GENEVA -- Funding from the UN's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for humanitarian work of the World Health Organization has passed the US$ 100 million barrier, underscoring WHO's critical role in providing life-saving health interventions before, during and after emergencies.

The funding has come from CERF to WHO since March 2006 and been provided through the Health Action in Crises Cluster, WHO's emergency response arm for implementing health activities in emergency affected countries in all Regions.