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Poorer nations turn to publicly developed GM crops

Genetically modified crops are often framed as the products of multinational corporations, but in poorer nations it is public research that is vibrant and attempting their development. Joel I Cohen analyzes the current state of research, key trends,…

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Agriculture, Food Security, Nutrition and the Millennium Development Goals

In 2000, the member states of the United Nations committed themselves to creating a "more peaceful, prosperous and just world," to "free[ing] our fellow men, women and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty," to making…

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Biotechnology, Agriculture, and Food Security in Southern Africa

by Steven Were Omamo and Klaus von Grebmer In 2002, small domestic food supplies combined with strained domestic markets threatened to leave millions of people across southern Africa at risk of starvation. A similar combination of poor weather, policy…

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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

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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.  http://www.dailynews.lk/2005/05/16/fea03.htm

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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.

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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.

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Do high food prices and droughts fuel conflict?

The following story by Jacopo Bordignon shares highlights from  Chapter 7 of the 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report, which was authored by  Clemens Breisinger,  Olivier Ecker, and  Jean Francois Trinh Tan  from IFPRI's Development Strategy and Governance…

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