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Better policies can solve food crisis

The food crisis in Africa is a golden opportunity for its leaders to review policies and put long-term strategies in place that will make the region the world’s food basket. This was the message from Sindiso Ngwenya, chairperson of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN).  “African farmers and the private sector […]

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Beating Famine (Will Anybody Listen?)

The world has forgotten that farmers are the most important human beings alive.  Not only do they grow food, they also manage half the world’s land, three-quarters of its fresh water and a third of the atmosphere. The challenge facing the next farming generation is to double the global food supply, using half the water, […]

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G20 to tackle food prices as countries reassure

The Group of 20 (G20) leading economies will discuss ways to tackle soaring food prices that are stoking fears of a repeat of the 2008 food crisis, as some Asian countries sought to reassure nervous consumers on Friday. Global food prices hit a record high last month, outstripping the levels that sparked riots in several […]

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