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On World Malaria Day, we look at an MSF project in Kouroussa where teams are working to prevent the spread of disease and save the lives of young …

Disease

Supermarket sweepstakes: Africa's small farmers encounter the modern grocery store

September 26, 2012 | 10:43 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2012/09/26/world/food-9-billion/supermarket-sweepstakes-africas-small-farmers-encounter-modern-grocery-store/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Agriculture

Vietnam expands fish farms, not without risk

With the U.N. saying there will be 9 billion people on the planet by mid-century, one big question comes to mind: How are we going to feed them?<p>One answer: Fish.<p>Fish are one of the most environmentally friendly sources of animal protein. But already, only half of the fish humans eat comes from …

Aquaculture

Soil is ground zero in African farming debate

By Jori Lewis<p>June 04, 2012 | 12:00 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2012/06/04/sustainability/food-9-billion/soil-ground-zero-african-farming-debate/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Farming

Vertical lunch: To increase food production, crowded Singapore looks up

<i>A new super-efficient vertical farming system in Singapore is producing greens for the 5 million residents of the crowded city-state. The system is helping increase Singapore’s food security, while also helping cut down on the climate impact of food production. Sam Eaton reports, in the first part</i> …

The future of food in a warming world

By Jon Miller<p>February 27, 2012 | 12:00 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2012/02/27/sustainability/food-9-billion/future-food-warming-world/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Agriculture

The complexities of famine

By Scott Tong<p>November 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2011/11/15/sustainability/food-9-billion/complexities-famine/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Africa

On the Road: UNHCR Transfers Congolese Refugees to A Home in Uganda

This is the difference between the water that goes into a BioSand Filter and the water that comes out of it. http://t.co/XtEk5mCvKP

Typhoon Haiyan Hits Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan Box 1<p>Quick Facts<p>Months after the storm, millions remain in need of assistance.<p>Typhoon Haiyan Box 2<p>Read This!<p>Rolando hid in a foxhole …

Natural Disasters

From rhetoric to reality: 10 tips on girl-centred advocacy

Payal Dalal, head of education and girls programmes, Standard Chartered, London, UK<p><b>Don't make girls a gimmick</b>: It's trendy to talk about girls and women in development, but we must work out how to capitalise on this momentum before it vanishes. To do this we must show what has worked, be honest …

Google Launches Crisis Tools For Typhoon Yolanda

Google has released a package of apps it hopes will assist recovery efforts in the Philippines after devastating Typhoon Yolanda swept across the country last week.<p>The tools are designed to help survivors and remotely located family members find each other and to provide data about relief efforts …

Why Is This Rock Worth $400,000?

Meteorite hunters risk prison and even death to find money from the sky, in the form of rare space rocks that are older than the Earth itself.<p><b>For 13 days in 2011 Michael Farmer and</b> Robert Ward combed the southern desert of Oman, seeking treasure in the sands of Dhofar.<p>The pair were not on the …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …