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Malaria and Agriculture

Agriculture has increased the intensity of malaria around the world, because it can support the breeding of mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite. Urbanization is increasing in most developing countries as a result of population growth. To feed…


"Land Grabbing" by Foreign Investors in Developing Countries

One of the lingering effects of the food price crisis of 2007–08 on the world food system is the proliferating acquisition of farmland in developing countries by other countries seeking to ensure their food supplies. Increased pressures on natural…


Improving Access to Quality Seeds for Small-Scale Farmers

Traders in the open-air markets of Kathonzweni, a market center in semi-arid eastern Kenya, sell several varieties of pigeonpea, a nutritious cash-crop that can grow well in dryer climates. Even though they sell the pigeonpea for use as seed, traders…


International Women’s Day, March 8, 2009

Around the world, women like Filomena Reyes Gomez, a Mexican mother of three, are on the frontlines in the fight against poverty, hunger, and malnutrition. But Filomena is starting to win that battle. She sends her 12-year-old daughter to school,…