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  1. Ancient Practices with Modern Value

    The roaming farming practices of nomadic pastoralists may appear to have altered little in hundreds of years, but in today’s unpredictable age of climate change these ancient practices may hold the key to flexible farming in hostile environments and donors should do more to support them, say...
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  2. Linking Emergency and Development in Burkina Faso

    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...
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  3. Food Security in the Horn of Africa: The Implications of a Drier, Hotter and More Crowded Future

    Release Date: November 2011 Nearly 44 per cent of the population in the Horn of Africa is already subject to extreme food shortages. What will happen if the population continues to grow and climate...
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  4. The EU Approach to Resilience: Learning from Food Security Crises

    Climate change and extreme weather, population growth, galloping urbanization and soil degradation impact the lives of an unprecedented number of people today. More communities are exposed to possible natural or economic disaster than ever before. Bolstering their ability to handle a shock and its...
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  5. Sustainable Development Highlights

    9 November, 2012 – Over the last several weeks, UN agencies and partners have launched new initiatives and reports touching on important issues related to sustainable development. It may seem at times that there is more talk about the growing problems of our world and subsequently little talk about...
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