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01 May 2015
Paper test cards pick out fake malaria drugs
A pattern of colour bands shows whether a batch of drugs is suspicious and would need to be sent for lab analysis.
01 May 2015
SciDev.Net Podcast: Mapping Nepal post-quake and more
May’s show also features malaria dialysis, alternative Ebola responses and a look at fairness in health research.
30 April 2015
Dairy production empowers women in rural Bolivia
This photo gallery shows how a new dairy business improves livelihoods in the remote village of Colquencha.
30 April 2015
Focus on Private Sector: Why fair trade may never work
Research suggests promoting ethical consumption won’t deliver desirable business practices, says Maha Rafi Atal.
30 April 2015
US and Middle Eastern mayors agree water know-how swap
Israel, Jordan, Palestine and the United States plan to cooperate on issues such as pollution and water scarcity.

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New York Times

28 April 2015
Routine Surgeries Could Save Millions of Lives, if They Were Available
The need for operating rooms in poor and middle-income countries is more dire than previously noted, a report found.
25 April 2015
How I Got Converted to G.M.O. Food
We can’t deny the science: Biotech works — for good.
15 April 2015
A Call to Look Past Sustainable Development
An “eco-modernist” strategy that argues against “sustainable development” will require more intensive use of land, and more energy.
15 April 2015
Innovation Isn’t Making World Equal
It's possible that we live in a peculiar age that, in America at least, is innovation-rich and progress-poor.
13 April 2015
Roads to Ruin
The relentless penetration of the last of our wilderness areas is paving the way to ecological disaster.

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FAO Newsroom

29 April 2015
Nepal Earthquake’s impact on food security and agriculture likely very high
Some $8 million is urgently needed to help disaster-struck Nepalese farmers rapidly recover lost agricultural inputs and resume preparations for the imminent rice sowing season, FAO said today.
29 April 2015
Somalia registers record exports of 5 million livestock in 2014
Somalia in 2014 exported a record 5 million livestock to markets in in the Gulf of Arabia thanks to heavy investments in animal disease prevention backed by the European Union and United Kingdom, FAO said today.
27 April 2015
Expected sharp fall in Southern African maize production raises food security concerns
The fall is mostly due to the impact of erratic weather conditions, including the late start of seasonal rains in November/December, followed by heavy rains that caused flooding in parts of some countries, and then a long dry spell in the southern areas of the subregion during February and early March.
26 April 2015
Platform for pastoralists aims to give a voice to millions
Millions of pastoralists will benefit from a new online knowledge hub that will help them raise their voices in international policy debates and share valuable information to strengthen their agricultural livelihoods.
22 April 2015
Dramatic impact of climate change on people's lives demands response - FAO leader
A strong and collective effort is needed to tackle climate change, which is already having direct and "tragic" consequences for people's lives, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has told Italian lawmakers.

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