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‘Avocados, coffee and citrus fruit threaten global food security’

avocado coA study by researchers at University of Maryland found how Western appetites for foods like avocados, coffee and citrus fruit are threatening global food security, having looked at 40 years of data

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ICRC helps farming community in Nigeria’s Wuro Dadi

wuro dadiThe International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has helped conflict-affected families in Wuro Dadi, north-eastern Nigeria, by rebuilding houses, distributing maize and rice seeds for planting and providing cash to purchase fertiliser and farming or fishing tools

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AfDB, Portugal and Cabo Verde to accelerate agribusiness, private sector development

icrc atThe African Development Bank (AfDB) and the governments of Cabo Verde and Portugal have signed a country-specific memorandum of understanding to implement the Lusophone Compact, which aims to transform sectors such as agriculture transformation, blue economy and small industry to support inclusive growth in Portuguese-speaking African countries

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ICRC and Ethiopian Red Cross Society provides seeds and tools in west Ethiopia

icrcICRC and Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) provided seeds and farming tools to 42,000 people who were affected by the ethnic conflict that occurred between Gumuz and Oromo ethnic groups in Benishangul region in western Ethiopia

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OECD-FAO report: Agricultural output growth to keep food prices low over the coming decade

oecd faoGlobal demand for agricultural products is projected to grow by 15 per cent over the coming decade, while agricultural productivity growth is expected to increase slightly faster, according to an annual report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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