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Egypt: Tackling Food Waste and Loss

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...


UN Responds To Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus

United Nations - A rare tropical disease – the Zika virus - is spreading rapidly in parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. First surfacing in Brazil, it has infected more than one million people. The International ...


Cattle Breeding Meets Nuclear Science

United Nations - Artificial insemination is assisting cattle farmers across the continent of Africa to raise better quality and healthier livestock without having to keep bulls. In Tanzania, the UN’s International At...


Republic of the Congo: A garden for hope

United Nations - After a vicious ten-year war which has left a devastated people, courageous women are now taking the lead to rebuild - from a vegetable farm to the whole country. UN in Action, Episode #1490 Script...


Kyrgyzstan: Walnuts Boost Farmers’ Income

United Nations - One of the world’s most ancient walnut trees stand tall in Kyrgyzstan. Farmers are now reaping the benefits from the nuts, harvesting them in the middle of the rainy season. UN in Action, Episode #14...


Moldova: Coming home

Twenty years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Moldova continues to struggle economically, with 25 per cent of the population forced to work abroad. The exodus has halted investment in local infrastructure, but now ...