20.10.2017

Progress has been made in combating hunger. However, some of it is being nullified again by wars and the impact of climate change. And also by inequality, which is tending to rise rather than to decline in many world regions. This is demonstrated in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2017, which was presented by Welthungerhilfe and the International Food Policy Research Institute to mark World Food Day in Berlin, Germany.

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The analysis of the genetic variability of a thousand pearl millet lines reveals how this cereal survives temperatures over 42 degrees Celsius. This discovery may also help develop climate adaptation strategies in other important...

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Benin’s first national conference on food and nutrition security was held in mid-August 2017. The objective was to lobby the different ministries and decision-makers concerned with food and nutrition security about the importance...

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Youth

15.09.2017

Given that today, two out of five economically active youth around the world are unemployed, or work, but live in poverty, and that alone in sub-Saharan Africa, the youth population is set to double, reaching more than 350...

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Rural areas are key to economic growth in developing countries, according to the report. Thus, millions of young people in developing countries who are poised to enter the labour force in the coming decades need not flee rural...

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