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Food and nutrition in Africa: a long road ahead

In Johannesberg, IPS interviewed Dr.Bernadette Lahai, a Sierra Leonean politician and the current Minority Leader of Parliament, on the the Pan African Parliament Food and Nutrition Security Agenda. She is the leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party in the House of Parliament. She is also the Vice President of the Pan African Parliament.

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World Farmers’ Organisation Meeting Eyes New Markets, Fresh Investment

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia –  ‘No Farmer, No Food’ is an old slogan that the Zambia National Farmers’ Union still uses. Some people consider it a cliché, but it could be regaining its place in history as agriculture is increasingly seen as the answer to a wide range of the world’s critical needs such as nutrition, sustainable jobs and income for the rural poor.

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Genetic Resources to Fight Climate Change

NAIROBI, Kenya – With Kenya’s meteorological records over the last 50 years indicating increased irregularity and variability in precipitation, the effects of changing climate are hitting hard.

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Desert Locust Invading Yemen, More Arab States

CAIRO – Now that Yemenis begin to hope that their year-long armed conflict may come to an end as a result of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the United Nations sponsored round of talks between the parties in dispute, scheduled on 18 April in Kuwait, a new threat to their already desperate humanitarian crisis has just appeared in the form of a much feared massive desert locust invasion.

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Ebola: Food security, the Forgotten Crisis in West Africa

According to two UN agencies, the number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone could raise from 500,000 to one million by March 2015, unless access to food is drastically improved and measures are put in place to safeguard crop and livestock production.

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