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Educators invited to Ethiopia to learn about global hunger

Reading Time: < 1 minute Applications are being taken for a Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s youth educators’ tour to Ethiopia in August. Anyone who is an educator of youth or young adults is welcome to apply, including, school teachers, 4-H leaders, and church youth leaders. The delegation will learn about food security issues in Ethiopia, visit communities receiving support from the […] Read more

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African growers threaten Dutch flower power

Aalsmeer, Netherlands | Reuters — The Netherlands is fighting to retain its crown as the world’s top auction house for flowers as growers in Africa and elsewhere increasingly sell directly to buyers. The country grew wealthy selling tulip bulbs in the 17th century during the so-called Dutch Golden Age and remains the second largest agricultural […] Read more

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FAO seeks help for drought-ravaged Ethiopia

Rome | Reuters — Ethiopia faces its worst drought in decades, leading the United Nations’ food agency to call on Friday for an emergency cash injection of US$50 million to help the country overcome the crisis. Crop production has fallen up to 90 per cent in some regions and failed completely in the country’s east, […] Read more

peas, lentils, pulse food

Putting pulses into the spotlight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Organizers of the 2016 International Year of Pulses have set a goal “to position pulses as a primary source of protein.” “The International Year is the single largest opportunity to increase awareness of pulses many of us will ever see,” the international organizing committee states on the International Year of Pulses website. “In many countries, consumer, […] Read more