Pregnant women:  Woman who have the Zika virus are faced with an even higher risk of having babies with microcephaly.<br/>Photo: Rod Weddington (flickr)
04.02.2016

A Public Health Emergency of International Concern was announced by WHO in February 2016 because of the spread of the Zika virus that is strongly suspected to cause microcephaly.

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Experts perceive that the economic benefits of dams are overestimated, while the long-term consequences for biodiversity and fishing are underestimated.
04.02.2016

In an international study scientists warn of the ecological and social consequences of 450 planned dams on the Amazon, Mekong and Congo rivers.  

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03.02.2016

The shift to biomass-based economies can become a threat to global food security. The publication shows how the human right to adequate food can be ensured in local biomass production and in certification systems in food insecure regions.  

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28.01.2016

The global initiative “Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC)” in cooperation with TH Köln – University of Applied Science is offering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).  

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Jean Kaahwa called on the participants to bid farewell to obsolete notions of African farmers
03.02.2016

It is a good thing to have new technologies, but without education and knowledge transfer, they are not going to help secure food in the future, the International Business Panel concluded in Berlin, Germany, in mid-January.  

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06.01.2016

The recent Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa claimed the lives of 11,300 people. In all, 25,601 persons were infected. But these are only the official numbers for the three countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – the true... 

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05.01.2016

Money spent on health systems of partner countries in the context of international co-operation runs into the billions. Why have the health systems nevertheless failed so miserably in the case of Ebola? 

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Cracking the Nut '16: Regenerating Rural and Agricultural Development

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World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2016: Scaling up Responsible Land Governance

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