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As the crucial role of bees as pollinators of the world’s food supply is increasingly becoming common knowledge, reports about the serious decline of honeybee populations in Europe and the USA have alarmed governments, the private sector and the general public. A similar decline in Africa and Asia has the potential to further threaten the world’s biodiversity, in addition to compromising the food security and livelihoods of millions of rural resource-poor farmers, as well as having negative impacts on the agricultural income of commercial farmers.
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.
What kind of rural development should donors promote to tackle food insecurity and hunger? That’s the main question that attendees of the 3rd European Forum on Rural Development will be seeking to answer in Palencia, Spain, later this month.
LUCILLE ONYANGO uploaded a new Document 1 October 2013

Kenya is frequently affected by food shortages and bouts of hunger and especially in the northern corridor.Although Kenya has the capacity to produce for its citizenry and export the surplus.this sad state of affairs is brought about by:i)unpredictable weather patterns and dependence on rain fed

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 consequences is the focus of an important EU Communication.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 12 March 2014
Insects are rich in protein and ecologically sustainable to produce, so why are we reluctant to put them in our mouths? According to Marian Peters, chairperson of the Dutch Insect Breeders Association, the answer is partly cultural.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 22 July 2010
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 experts.
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.
Malnutrition is a social and economic issue that impacts on the economic potential of developing countries. Public-Private Partnerships can play a critical role in fighting malnutrition and ensuring effective action on the ground.
The Irish Presidency of the European Union is well underway, with an ambitious development programme and a notable focus on hunger, nutrition and resilience. Gay Mitchell MEP, and Ireland’s Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, gathered development stakeholders together last month to celebrate a remarkable agricultural coalition combating hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa – an Ethiopia-based food security project, centered on the potato.

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