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Zero Budget Natural Farming: An Agricultural Revolution is Taking Shape in India

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Our story follows Satyavati – a young woman from the Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh, India, as she compels her community to adopt a farming practice that is revolutionizing small-scale farming across India. Zero Budge...

India: New Approach to Nutrition

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Malnutrition is a major problem for children in Madhya Pradesh, India. An innovative solution is improving nutrition in rural areas, where an International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) supported project is...

Egypt: Tackling Food Waste and Loss

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An estimated one third of all food produced globally is either lost or wasted. In Egypt, about a third of the grapes and a half of the tomatoes are lost through inefficient practices before they reach the consumer. To...

Urban Farming: Growing Food in NYC

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United Nations - Around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas, nourishing communities and highlighting the importance of agricultural development. Here’s how urban farming is taking off in New Yo...

KENYA: WHITE GOLD

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United Nations - Kenya has one of Africa’s largest dairy sectors, and milk consumption here is the highest in the developing world. Some 80% of this milk is provided by small holder farmers. Increasing demand offers a...

Chile: Giving food a health check

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United Nations - As the world population grows, so does demand for food, leading to an increase in the use of agrochemicals in farming. The IAEA is working with over 70 countries worldwide to support the use of nucle...

Bolivia: The Alpaca Connection

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High in the Andean plains of Bolivia, alpacas and llamas are becoming big business for local farmers as global demand for alpaca fleece continues to grow. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is...

Senegal: Sowing The Seeds

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United Nations - Whenever global food prices rise, developing countries that import food, like Senegal, are hit the hardest. Two years ago, the European Union and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD...

Kenya: A Green Future

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After decades of excessive logging and reduced water flow, Mount Kenya is becoming green again. Thanks to a government pilot project financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, thousands of ...

Cameroon: Mobile Lab Detects Animal Diseases

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Animal diseases are a major problem in many African countries, including Cameroon, where the majority of people depend on agriculture and livestock to survive. A revolutionary rapid solution devised by scientists wor...

Bangladesh: Climate Change Threatens Livelihood

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Climate change continues to threaten food security in Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries in the world, where rising sea levels and seasonal storms worry farmers. Those living along the country's southern coast ...

Kyrgyzstan: Finding a Place to Feed

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The traditional lifestyle of nomadic shepherds in Kyrgyzstan is threatened by climate change. Herders are hoping that through reviving ancient practices, their grassland will survive to support their way of life. ...