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UN Buys Food From Small Farmers to Combat Global Hunger

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

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…