News headlines for “World Hunger and Poverty”, page 6

  1. Cashew Producers' Pain Is Intermediaries’ Gain in Senegal

    Thursday, May 03, 2012

    Cashew nut growers in the southern Senegalese region of Casamance are complaining bitterly that intermediaries are cutting them out of a fair share of the profits.

  2. Urban Farming Takes Root in Brazil’s Favelas

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012

    Women in one of the poorest neighbourhoods of this city 40 km north of Rio de Janeiro no longer have to spend money on vegetables, because they have learned to grow their own, as organic urban gardening takes off in Brazil.

  3. 'The Two Guatemalas' Meet

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012

    'It’s very hard for them to put food on the table, but they are very noble people,' Diego Orozco, one of the thousands of young urban Guatemalans who spent last weekend with a poor rural family, told IPS.

  4. Q&A: Restructuring the Planet's Food System

    Tuesday, May 01, 2012

    Thirty percent of food is wasted globally, while one billion people go hungry and another billion are obese.

  5. Energy Forests, the Feminine Art of Reforesting

    Monday, April 30, 2012

    María Elena Muñoz industriously weeds a clearing in the forest and then digs several holes, where she and another four dozen women are planting plantain seedlings, to help feed their families in this poor farming area in El Salvador.

  6. Laos’ Herculean Effort to Join the WTO

    Monday, April 30, 2012

    After almost a decade of major economic transformation, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic is on the brink of World Trade Organisation (WTO) membership.

  7. Women in Brazil Turn to Eco-Friendly Farming in Wake of Storms

    Monday, April 30, 2012

    In the green belt of market gardens that feeds the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, women farmers are learning environmentally friendly techniques in response to extreme weather events and their effects on the land.

  8. Hit by Fighting, Now by Prices

    Saturday, April 28, 2012

    As thousands of people flee the conflict in South Sudan’s northern border states, increasing numbers have also been forced to leave their homes and towns in search of affordable food.

  9. AGRICULTURE: Farm Animals Join Rio+20 Agenda

    Saturday, April 28, 2012

    Human development and biodiversity will not be the only focus of the Rio+20 Earth Summit in June, for which representatives of hundreds of states and non- governmental organisations (NGOs) will gather to discuss sustainable development.

  10. Tribal Farming Beats Climate Change

    Friday, April 27, 2012

    Tribal farmer Harish Saraka has rediscovered the key to sustainable farming in this rain-dependent hinterland of eastern Odisha state — mixed cropping.

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