Cameroon food prices rise critically under Boko Haram conflict

Cameroon food prices rise critically under Boko Haram conflict

Moki Edwin Kindzeka for VOA – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN/VOA) Amchide, CAMEROON,  MIDDLE AFRICA: Muslims in Cameroon are observing Ramadan in the face of serious price hikes for food due to border closures meant to protect against incursions from the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram. Nigeria supplies up to 80% of food in North Cameroon. In […]

[India] Women Herders Bring Change

[India] Women Herders Bring Change

Athar Parvaiz – IPS – Thursday, 19 June 2014 (originally published 18 Jun) KUTCH, India, Jun 18 2014 (IPS) – When Sangan Bhai, a humble man in the Kutch region of India’s western state of Gujarat, was offered a position as an executive member of the local camel breeder’s association, he made a decision that […]

Philippine 84-year-old family matriarch talks about survival

Philippine 84-year-old family matriarch talks about survival

IRIN – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/IRIN) Mohol, PHILIPPINES, SOUTHEASTERN ASIA: Two months ago, when it was nearly 7a.m., 21 members of a family were gathered in the home of the 84-year-old family matriarch on Leyte island in the central Philippines, to protect themselves from a “storm surge” arriving up the coast. None of them knew what […]

India's Dalit women empowered by collective farming

India's Dalit women empowered by collective farming

Stella Paul for Global Press Institute – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN) Hyderabad, INDIA, SOUTHERN ASIA: Bujjiamma Begary, 27, can finally afford to eat vegetables again. “For nearly five years, all I could afford was rice and a thin red gram [pigeon pea] soup because I didn’t have the money to buy fresh vegetables, which have become […]

Give Women farmers a level field

Give Women farmers a level field

Brenda Schoepp for Alberta Farmer Express – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN) Alberta, CANADA, AMERICA: There has been a global failure to improve infrastructure and address policy to enable women to access the same level of education, technology, credit, and land ownership. In many countries I have seen how this has left farming women unprepared for the current […]

Women farmers can make powerful earth resources guardians, says UN

Women farmers can make powerful earth resources guardians, says UN

WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/UN) United Nations New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Giving women access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals is essential to ensure war-torn countries can achieve long-term peace, according to a United Nations report recently released on November 6, 2013. “At a practical level, women form the […]

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