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Kenyan farmers shift from maize to sorghum to meet changing climate

Climate change is forcing farmers in eastern Kenya to grow against the grain of tradition.

The dry season has been getting longer which has been causing their maize harvests to fail.

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Local farm production in Latin America can create “virtuous cycle”

The local production of food in Latin America can create a “virtuous cycle” which will benefit farmers, the economy and help fight obesity in children; that’s according to the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at a rec

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Farmers striving to feed drought-affected Ethiopia

Time is running out on farmers and herders in Ethiopia who are struggling to feed a country caught in the grip of a major drought.

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Cotton: A matter of life or death for some Indian farmers

For some farmers in India, cotton yields have become a life-or-death matter.

In India's Maharashtra state, three million farmers depend on cotton for their livelihoods.

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UN Gender Focus: African women, women in media and equality through education

African women “more effected” by climate change

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How satellite imagery can help farmers grow “more crop per drop”

Water scarcity in North Africa and the Near East could have severe consequences for food production— something the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says will intensify with climate change.

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For Ethiopian coffee exporter, development begins with farmers

An Ethiopian coffee exporter has been explaining why farmers are crucial to her country’s development.

Asnakech Thomas said coffee has fuelled change in her community of Amaro, about 500 km from the capital, Addis Ababa.

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Small farmers at risk of being excluded from biofuel schemes, warns UN agency

Current biofuel certification schemes are making it difficult for smallholder farmers to participate in export markets, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which advocates for a change in the way these schemes are currently managed.

UN food agency calls for collective action to combat foot-and-mouth disease

Collective action and solid commitments to a global strategy are necessary to control foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), the United Nations food agency stressed today.

Leaders convene at UN farmers’ forum to tackle climate change challenges

Representatives of the millions of smallholders, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers around the world have agreed at a United Nations forum in Rome on the need to jointly address the global challenges of food insecurity and climate change.