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Family farms key to sustainable food security, says FAO

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization Country: World Putting family farmers first to eradicate hunger SOFA report urges enabling the world’s half billion family farmers to be agents of change 16 October 2014, Rome - Nine out of ten of the world's 570 million farms are managed by families, making the family farm the predominant of agriculture, and consequently a potentially crucial agent

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Solomon Islands report over 3,800 cases of measles since July

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Source: World Health Organization Country: Solomon Islands HIGHLIGHTS Measles cases have declined in Honiara and Guadalcanal province (GP), however cases are increasing in the other provinces. A six-month-old child from Western Province died due to measles-related complications, bringing the total death count to 7. The National Measles Vaccination Campaign has commenced in Central, Guadalcana

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AfDB approves $231 million for building resilience to food and nutrition insecurity in the Sahel

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Source: African Development Bank Country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo In a move aimed at ending the frequent cycles of drought and famine in the Sahel region, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 approved loans and grants amounting to US $231 million to finance

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What can Nigeria’s Ebola experience teach the world?

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Source: Guardian Country: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, United States of America My country made mistakes during its outbreak and it is crucial that others learn from this when devising emergency plans As the US confirmed the first case of Ebola outside Africa, world leaders and public health specialists are desperately scrambling to control the west African outbreak. One of the few b

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New global food security news platform to fill information gap on food and hunger issues

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization Country: World Coverage to fill information gap on food and hunger issues 15 October 2014, Rome - The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the corporate charity of the world's biggest news and information provider, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today launched a comprehensive global news platform dedicated to food issues. Hosted on trust.org

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UN calls for prosecution of perpetrators of human rights violations in Kinshasa

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Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC: UN calls for the prosecution of perpetrators of summary executions and enforced disappearances of civilians in Kinshasa KINSHASA/GENEVA, 15 October 2014: A United Nations report released today details serious v

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New World Disasters Report focuses on culture and risk

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Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: World This year, the World Disasters Report takes on a challenging theme that looks at different aspects of how culture affects disaster risk reduction (DRR) and how disasters and risk influence culture. The report asks, for example, what should be done when people blame a flood on an angry goddess (River Kosi, I

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UNMEER chief says 'time is biggest enemy' in Ebola battle

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Source: UN Security Council Country: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone SC/11601 7279th Meeting (PM) In the Security Council today, officials of the United Nations and affected countries alike continued to sound the alarm on the devastating effects of the Ebola epidemic, pleading for international action that matched the magnitude of the scourge and expressing gratitude for the international aid th

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