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Top Hunger News: Good News on African Agriculture

International

AFRICA: Bullish About the Agricultural Future. Suddenly, after 20 years of relative neglect, African agriculture is a hot topic, with a substantial growth in production and a new interest among major donors in funding the sector. [IRIN]

BANGLADESH: Unemployment, Food Prices Spur Growing Hunger. Rising unemployment and food prices and a sluggish economy are taking their toll on Bangladesh, where a growing number of people are struggling to survive. [IRIN]

Summit Must Focus On All Eight MDGs.The 15th Ordinary African Union summit is on in Kampala with a timely theme, “Maternal, Infant and Child Health and Development in Africa.” … To spur consistent development, African leaders must focus on all the eight MDGs with a close linkage to women and children. [Daily Monitor]

Domestic

Community Organizations Receive $500000 from ConAgra Foods Foundation to Fight Child Hunger. Eleven local organizations in 10 different states have been selected to receive a total of more than $500,000 as part of the inaugural ConAgra Foods Foundation Community Impact Grants program. [...] The new program will identify, invest in and support non-profit organizations that are finding innovative ways to combat child hunger and enhance nutrition education among at-risk populations. [PR Newswire]

Five Myths About Unemployment‎. [The Washington Post]

 

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Africa has fertile lands and should be leading the world in food production. I believe the time to do that is now.
The politicians should forget their pockets and work for the nations.

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