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Addiction to Sniffing Tobacco on the Rise in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AgricultureHealth

Tobacco is one of DRC’s most valuable agricultural exports, and traditional healers there often tell patients to sniff tobacco as a remedy for common health problems. But sniffing tobacco carries many of the same deadly health risks as smoking tobacco, and addiction to snuff is on the rise.

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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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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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Their Coffee is World-Class, but DRC Farmers Say Growing It Doesn’t Pay

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AgricultureBusiness

Even though Starbucks and other major coffee companies buy beans from co-ops that represent them, coffee farmers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo say they can't earn a living growing the crop.

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Ancient Waterways Threatened by Mexico City’s Booming Population Growth

Region: Mexico

Topics: AgricultureHuman Migration

For hundreds of years, Xochimilco, south of central Mexico City, has been home to an elaborate network of canals and traditional floating crops. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is protected, and building atop the crops is illegal – but laws and designations have been no match for Mexico City’s unstoppable sprawl.

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Palm Oil Prices Skyrocket in DRC, as Demand Outpaces Production

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AgricultureBusinessNutrition

Palm oil is a standard ingredient in Congolese kitchens, but it’s also commonly used to make soap. Now, demand is outpacing production – and some families are getting priced out of the nutritional staple.

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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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Haitian Man Started Picking Coconuts at Age 12

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Ugandan Grower Picks Coffee Beans

Region: Uganda

Topics: Agriculture

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Rwandan State Gives Free Cows to Poor Families, With Mixed Results

Region: Rwanda

Topics: Agriculture

In Rwanda, where agriculture drives the economy, a cow is a symbol of wealth. To help the rural poor, the government has for more than a decade been giving select rural families one cow each, but the animal is not a simple gift – caring for a cow is difficult and expensive.

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