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A challenge for development organizations combating hunger and poverty

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Marta Maldonado, secretary of the “Siempre Unidos Minifundios de Corzuela” association, standing next to a prickly pear, a cactus that is abundant in this municipality in the northern Argentine province of Chaco. 296 more words


El Niño, conflicts and food crisis

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Credit: European Union, 2016. Click image to enlarge.

El Niño and fighting leave 80 million in food crisis

Speed read

  • Conflicts in places such as Syria and Yemen have led to food shortages…
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Drought: New Ways of Growing Cotton

VIDEO: Amid India’s Drought Crisis, New Ways of Growing Cotton Helps Small Farmers


More than three million farmers in India’s Maharashtra state depend on cotton. 79 more words


Major concerns about degraded soil amid surging global demand for food

Earth has lost a third of arable land in past 40 years, scientists say

Experts point to damage caused by erosion and pollution, raising major concerns about degraded soil amid surging global demand for food… 213 more words


En España, un 20% del territorio ya ha perdido casi la totalidad de su vegetación

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Los cultivos herbáceos son la vegetación más propensa a desaparecer por la desertificación del país. / José Alfonso Gómez Calero

El 20% del paisaje español ya se ha desertificado… 269 more words


The GGW to plant a forest of trees 15km wide, snaking from Senegal to Djibouti

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Commanding the Sahara to retreat

The blueprint for the Great Green Wall is nothing if not ambitious. Quite Canute-like, it would seem. 456 more words


Save Kunene Now

Namibia: Save Kunene Now or Lose It Forever – Rothauge

By Deon Schlechter

Windhoek — Strategies to prevent drought-hit Kunene from becoming an uninhabitable and barren piece of land should be implemented sooner rather than later, as by 2020 it may be too late, says Namibia’s leading desertification expert Dr Axel Routhage. 59 more words