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Uganda: Securing Land Tenure for Rural Households

Uganda has a population of 40 million people, over 75% of whom live in rural areas. Over 80% of the rural populations live on customary land, most of which is undocumented and unmapped. UN-Habitat worked with the Ugan...

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India: Farmers Increase Cotton Fields

United Nations - A new initiative designed to cut costs and improve cotton yields in Maharashtra State is helping some of the country's most vulnerable farmers- farmers who depend on the crop for their very survival- ...

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Laos – In The Land Where The Bong Tree Grows

United Nations - Farmers in Laos are rediscovering the value of the bark of the bong tree. Once abundant, these trees are now on the endangered species list. But now growing demand for the aromatic bark is encouragi...

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Sao Tome: Saved By Chocolate

United Nations - The remote island of Sao Tome used to be the largest exporter of cocoa. But in the 1990s, prices of cocoa dropped and the industry crashed. Due to worldwide demand for organic food, the island is onc...

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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...

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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...

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Togo: Moringa tree in demand

United Nations - The nutritional value of moringa, a tree grown across the dry tropics, is immense. When ground into a fine green powder, its leaves can be used as an essential food supplement to combat malnutrition. ...

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Rwanda: A changing climate

United Nations - The weather in Rwanda is becoming more and more unpredictable, causing farmers to lose about 40% of their harvests. The International Fund for Agricultural Development, or IFAD, and the Rwandan govern...

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Indonesia: Surviving the Flood

Four months ago, Lemusa village in Indonesia suffered severe damage from mud when a flood caused a massive landslide. Most people lost their farms - a main source of income. The International Fund for Agricultural Dev...

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Senegal: Sowing The Seeds

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...

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Cameroon: Mobile Lab Detects Animal Diseases

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...

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Mauritania: Oasis Farmers

United Nations, New York, August 2011 - Severe drought and desertification in Mauritania has forced many villagers to abandon their traditions and move to cities. A new project financed by the International Fund for A...