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Africa needs "great increases" in aid- Wolfowitz

Rich nations including the United States should send much more aid to Africa, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz said on Friday, adding he would try to persuade Washington to boost its assistance to the continent. Reuters


India: Enabling rural folk to overcome poverty by Lennart Bage

Targeting rural poverty, particularly among Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes, and women, will better enable India to reach its full development potential in a sustainable manner.


Local food 'greener than organic'

Local food is usually more “green” than organic food, according to a report published in the journal Food Policy. BBC Online.


Finance Chiefs Cancel Debt of 18 Nations

The world’s wealthiest nations formally agreed to cancel at least $40 billion worth of debt owed by the world’s poorest nations. Something interesting from the New York Times.

Ethiopia teff
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Into the Spotlight

The grain teff has been consumed as a staple in Ethiopia for centuries but is little known outside the country. Now, researchers are training their attention on this understudied crop.