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13 Apr 2017

As Kenya farmers chop maize for cattle feed, food security worries grow

By Caroline Wambui | April 13 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Dressed in a green hat and black mud boots, Gilbert Gitonga is busy tending his 3-acre (1.2-hectare) farm in Kenya’s […]

7 Apr 2017

Protect small farms to meet growing global food needs, study says

By Chris Arsenault | April 7 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) As the world moves towards large-scale plantation agriculture, it’s crucial poor countries protect small farmers to meet the food needs of […]

29 Mar 2017

Polio vaccine campaign targets 100 mln African children to stop Nigeria outbreak spreading

By Kieran Guilbert | March 29 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Health workers are preparing to vaccinate more than 116 million children against polio across West and Central Africa in a drive […]

23 Mar 2017

Skin powered by the sun? Energy-saving prosthetic limbs get better feeling

By J.D. Capelouto | March 23 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  Amputees with prosthetic limbs may soon have much a better sense of touch, temperature and texture, thanks to the energy-saving power […]

21 Mar 2017

West African urban polls find clean water top priority

By Nellie Peyton | March 21 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  Rapid urbanisation has caused so many problems in the Senegalese town of Tivaouane-Peulh that the government and aid providers don’t know […]

21 Mar 2017

INTERVIEW – UN pushes ‘smart crops’ as rice alternative to tackle hunger in Asia

By Beh Lih Yi | March 21 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Asia needs to make extra efforts to defeat hunger after progress has slowed in the last five years, including promoting […]

21 Mar 2017

Breathe easy: nose shape was influenced by local climate

By Will Dunham | March 21 2017 (Reuters) The human nose, in all its glorious forms, is one of our most distinctive characteristics, whether big, little, broad, narrow or somewhere […]

21 Mar 2017

Climate change threatens to cut harvests in Uganda’s hungriest region

By Daniel Wesangula | March 21 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Higher temperatures and more erratic rainfall caused by climate change threaten to cut harvests in the poorest and hungriest region of […]

14 Mar 2017

Nepal banishes old vehicles from Kathmandu’s streets to fight smog

By Gopal Sharma | March 14 2017 (Reuters) Nepal has forced 2,500 old vehicles off roads in its capital city of Kathmandu, part of a fight against alarming air pollution […]

6 Mar 2017

Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children a year -WHO

By Kate Kelland | March 6 2017 (Reuters) A quarter of all global deaths of children under five are due to unhealthy or polluted environments including dirty water and air, second-hand […]

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