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Disease Threatens Livestock and Livelihoods in Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Agriculture

Cow herders’ livelihoods are in danger as a tick-borne disease ravages their livestock. Farmers say that the Zimbabwean government is not doing enough to provide easy access to the cure.

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Tobacco is Their Prized Crop. The Sri Lankan Government Is About to Ban It

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: AgricultureEconomyJobs

Facing an upcoming ban on tobacco production, farmers in Sri Lanka are hard-pressed to find an alternative crop to replace their livelihood. But many worry that it won’t be enough to sustain them.

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Organic Gardening Program Promotes Practice over Theory to Increase Food Production in Haiti

Region: Haiti

Topics: AgricultureEnvironment

Food insecurity caused by low domestic food production is a major problem in Haiti. Now, an organic farming program is teaching agronomy students to promote organic methods to help increase yields.

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Old Land Mines Threaten Farmers and Livestock in Eastern Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureHuman Rights

It’s been nearly 40 years since Zimbabwe gained independence, but the war still haunts the northeastern part of the country. Despite demining efforts, active land mines riddle the area, threatening local farmers’ livestock and families.

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Despite Law, Ugandan Livestock Graze Freely as Owners Go Unpunished

Region: Uganda

Topics: Agriculture

In Uganda, letting livestock graze freely carries steep penalties. But that hasn’t discouraged owners, whose cows and goats make meals of neighborhood vegetable gardens.

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In Kashmir, An Ancient Solution Solves a New Problem

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: AgricultureClimate

In centuries past, people who live in this mountainous region are rumored to have created their own glaciers as a defense against foreign invaders. Now, artificial glaciers called ice stupas are protecting some farmers from the impacts of climate change.

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Coffee, a Storied Source of Wealth in Rural DRC, Grows Again

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AgricultureBusinessEconomy

The terrain around Hutwe, a village in DRC’s North Kivu province, has long been rich and fertile, but armed violence there in the 1990s and 2000s isolated the area. Now, the violence has abated, and a cooperative is helping farmers process and sell their high-quality coffee.

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As Sugarcane Farmland Shrinks, Haiti’s Craft Distillers Remain Hopeful

Region: Haiti

Topics: AgricultureBusiness

In a nation reliant on imports and international aid, craft distillers in Léogâne are rightfully proud that they are boosting the economy in that region. But they’re faced with challenges that include the lower costs of imported alcoholic beverages and a shrinking amount of land for sugarcane farming.

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In Srinagar, Renowned Floating Gardens Have Been Men’s Domain – Until Now

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: AgricultureJobsWomen's Rights

Dal Lake is known as a jewel of Indian-administered Kashmir. Now, women, who are increasingly cultivating produce on the lake, say it’s key to their livelihoods.

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Small Grains Hold Promise for Alleviating Food Insecurity in Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureNutrition

An estimated 1.1 million people in Zimbabwe have unreliable access to food, so agricultural experts are encouraging farmers to grow drought-resistant small grains. But because maize, the country’s staple crop, fetches a higher price, it may be an uphill battle.

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