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India: New Approach to Nutrition

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...

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Rwanda: Fighting Poverty With Equality

United Nations - Traditionally, Rwandan women like Epiphanie Mukamurenzi would be confined to domestic chores, with her husband in charge of anything concerned with household income. Now the Rwandan Government- with ...

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Senegal: Let The Sun Shine

United Nations - The adoption of a solar-powered water pump was only the first of a series of innovations to help farmers in South East Senegal adapt to the water scarcity caused by changes in climate. The Global Env...

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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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Morocco: Two Sheep

United Nations - In the remote Atlas Mountains of Morocco, women are breaking out of traditional roles and, with help from some woolly friends, shaping their own futures. 21st Century: Episode #114 Script: http://ww...

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Zanzibar Island: Leadership Roles for Women

United Nations - Zanzibar Island off the coast of Tanzania is changing. Not that long ago, you would never have seen a woman earning her own income or making decisions in the home. Now, through nearly twelve hundred F...

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Morroco: The Two-Sheep Solution

United Nations - In a region where women still struggle to close the gender gap, Morocco stands out. In the past ten years it has enacted laws to eliminate discrimination against women and guarantee gender equality. ...

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Armenia: A Fruitful Partnership

United Nations - When Meghri Cannery in Southern Armenia almost closed its doors five years ago due to aging equipment and its remote location, Director, Grigoryan Grisha struggled to find capital to save the business...

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KENYA: WHITE GOLD

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...

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Bolivia: Potatoes in peril

United Nations - Potatoes originated in the Andes where more than 4,000 different varieties are grown. A changing climate in Bolivia has put this staple food at risk. The International Fund for Agricultural Developme...