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GLOBAL: Climate change affecting fish stocks
26 February 2008 (IRIN ), Climate change is emerging as the latest threat to the world's fast declining fish stocks, which could affect millions of people who depend on the oceans for food and income, says a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
GLOBAL: ARVs in microbicide research - keeping hope alive?
25 February 2008 (IRIN ), After a string of depressing trial results, the fourth international microbicides conference in New Delhi, India, kicked off this week with a ray of hope that new research could deliver a new generation of HIV prevention approaches for women.
GLOBAL: Tool for deciding on food vs fuel
25 February 2008 (IRIN ), As more countries weigh the pros and cons of biofuel production, a new decision-support tool has been developed to ensure they do not compromise their food production and security.
BOTSWANA: Safari operators alleviating AIDS crisis
22 February 2008 (IRIN ), Small charter planes fly tourists from all over the world to safari camps in Botswana's Okavango Delta, where they view wildlife by day and pay up to US$1,000 a night to stay in luxury lodges or rough it in five-star tents.
GLOBAL: Governments fail to invest enough to combat malnutrition
22 February 2008 (IRIN ), Nutrition experts say governments are not investing enough to prevent and treat malnutrition in women and children in poor countries.
AFRICA: Political will needed to check hunger
21 February 2008 (IRIN ), The lack of political will to invest in agriculture has affected the chances of halving poverty and hunger in Africa by 2015, according to a senior United Nations official.
GLOBAL: Countries respond to food price crisis
19 February 2008 (IRIN ), As global food prices continue to soar to new highs despite a record world harvest last season, governments in poor countries have begun exploring export bans, subsidies and price controls, among other measures to help the poor cope.
AFRICA: New round in the GM crop debate
13 February 2008 (IRIN ), Once heralded as an environmentally friendly “silver bullet” in the fight against poverty and hunger, genetically-modified (GM) crops today generate huge controversy over their safety and impact.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Thirty percent less maize by 2030
8 February 2008 (IRIN ), As global warming pushes temperatures up and droughts become more intense, the production of maize, southern Africa's staple food, could drop by as much as 30 percent in another two decades, according to a new study.
GLOBAL: LifeStraw water purifier grows into family size
4 February 2008 (IRIN ), LifeStraw began when a young Danish graduate, whose family owned a small textile company, took a trip in the 1990s around Africa, where contaminated water claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year. Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen started to think how he could put the family company to good use for the people of Africa. The result was LifeStraw, a cheap, portable personal water purifier, cited by Forbes Magazine in 2006 as “one of the 10 things that will change the way we live”.

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