19.07.2019

Almost a year after the outbreak of Ebola was declared in eastern DRC, the number of new cases is at worrying levels. Enhanced efforts to defeat the deadly disease are urgently needed.

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Fairtrade certification benefits the members of agricultural cooperatives but do not necessarily improve income of smallholder farmers, say researchers who investigated the situation in smallholder farming in Côte d’Ivoire.

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For over 13 years, devastating conflict has dominated Sudan, forcing the population to flee the fighting and destroying their livelihoods in the process. Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) is supporting a UN reconstruction...

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Agriculture

09.07.2019

New cultures or cultivation methods can provide higher yields, better income prospects and more sustainable production. However, it is not always easy to convince farmers of the advantages and find first movers....

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The number of hungry people is still increasing, a new UN report states. It focuses on the role of economic slowdowns and downturns and introduces a new indicator for measuring food insecurity.

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