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UN Buys Food From Small Farmers to Combat Global Hunger

Article: UN Buys Food From Small Farmers to Combat Global Hunger

MANILA, Philippines, October 29, 2008 (ENS) – The world’s largest food relief organization, the United Nations’ World Food Programme, has a new system of buying food that better supports the productivity of small farmers, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in Manila. In the past, the WFP has purchased food on the international markets, said…

Hungry Zimbabweans Forage to Survive

Article: Hungry Zimbabweans Forage to Survive

GWANDA, Zimbabwe, August 26, 2008 (ENS) – Dumezweni Nare does not remember any time in the past six months when he had a decent meal. “It is by the grace of the Lord that we are able to speak to you,” said Nare, as he scavenged for wild fruit with a group of visibly hungry…