Dana Mulligan

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'Less choice for African farmers' after Bayer's Monsanto takeover

A $66 billion merger deal between German chemical giant Bayer and US seeds firm Monsanto could result in the world's largest agribusiness. But what …

Agriculture

New UN report blames pesticides for food insecurity

<b>The United Nations says it's time to overturn the myth that pesticides can feed the world and come up with better, safer ways of producing our …

In GMO debate, Uganda seeks to balance hope and fear

After publicly supporting a bill that would have legalized genetically modified crops, Uganda's president is now calling for additional measures to …

Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya overtake South Africa in global race for economic growth - WEF #Africa

<i>For a while, South Africa looked like Africa’s shining star. After emerging from the dark days of apartheid, politicians, business players and civil</i> …

UNICEF: 1.4 million children in Somalia at risk of acute malnutrition in 2017

The projected number of children expected to suffer has skyrocketed, doubling since January of this year. The country's combination of drought, …

Africa

Sustainable Development Goals

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?<p>The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to …

Why solutions for young people, need to be by young people

Growing up in a developing country, I remember having some naive but clever solutions to the inequalities in and around my life. I had barely settled …

Displaced and neglected: Ethiopia's desperate drought victims

Dead camels rot on the outskirts of informal settlements in Ethiopia’s rain-starved Somali region as their owners, once proudly self-sufficient …

Small farmers are the future of global food security

Smallholder farmers have become the most important piece of the global agricultural system. Small farmers feed close to 80 percent of the total …

Kenya launches drought-tolerant crop varieties to boost food security

Kenya’s ministry of agriculture on Tuesday launched several drought resistant and high yielding crop varieties to be deployed in 21 arid and semi …

Agriculture

Report: Investing in Small-Scale Agriculture is 3x More Effective at Reducing Poverty Than Other Industries

The vast majority of the people in the world — about 70% — get their food from small-scale farmers and other small-scale food producers such as …

Economic Development