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Economic Recovery Needed To Enhance Food Security

After a half century of decline, agricultural commodity prices rose with oil prices in the 1970s, and again for a decade until 2014. Food prices rose sharply from the middle of the last decade, but have been declining since 2012, and especially since last year, triggering concerns of declining investments by farmers.

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Need to Encourage Agriculture

JUBA, South Sudan – Facing an unprecedented economic crisis, South Sudan — the newest nation of the world — has urged its 12 million inhabitants to turn to agriculture instead of depending on declining oil revenues.

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Africa awaits an energy revolution

Addis Ababa – Africa is on the verge of a “revolution” in the energy sector to benefit millions of people on the continent currently not connected to electricity.

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Ethiopia – Safety Net

Nov8

Worst hit is Somalia, where drought and war have led to a devastating famine. But neighboring Ethiopia has found a way to prevent this disaster from recurring in their land. Video by A24 Media

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N31NFPPJiSE[/youtube]

“The Man Who Stopped the Desert”

Yacouba Sawadogo, a peasant farmer from Burkina Faso, is known as the “man who stopped the desert.” But when he first tried to save his arid land from desertification by planting the trees that have since grown into a 15-hectare forest, people in his village thought he was mad.

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Documentary: Planet for Sale

May6

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