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During a high level panel on sustainable agriculture held at the European Development Days 2012, experts said that world hunger has diminished worldwide, but it will only continue to do so if farmers are trained to implement agro-ecology principles using such techniques as agroforestry, conservation agriculture and the proper application of fertiliser.
Traditional fishing is an important source of economic activity in the impoverished West African nation of Guinea, where the European Commission's Food Facility has undertaken a project to boost the sector through awareness, training and provision of better equipment.
Thanks to a clever use of existing procedures, the European Union Delegation to Burkina Faso working in partnership with the government, successfully managed a seamless transition from an emergency intervention by the Commission’s humanitarian body, ECHO, to offering long-term support to more than 100,000 flood victims.