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Countering Africa’s green revolution
8 July 2013 (IRIN ), Civil society groups are taking on the policies of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which promotes the use of genetically modified (GM) crops and Green Revolution technologies.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98378/Countering-Africa-s-green-revolution
Analysis: Short-term fixes - the bane of West African agriculture
5 July 2013 (IRIN ), Boosting agricultural productivity in the Sahel region is crucial to reduce chronic food insecurity, improve families' nutrition, promote economic growth and help build people's resilience, say experts, but governments still under-fund the sector, as do international donors who favour short-term fixes.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98367/Analysis-Short-term-fixes-the-bane-of-West-African-agriculture
Humanitarian needs rise in Sahel
4 July 2013 (IRIN ), Humanitarian agencies have revised upwards their appeal to help Sahelians affected by hunger, malnutrition, impoverishment and conflict to US$1.7 billion, said UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel Robert Piper.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98361/Humanitarian-needs-rise-in-Sahel
Digital jobs offer skills, promise to Africa's unemployed youth
28 May 2013 (IRIN ), Although Africa’s economy has expanded rapidly in recent years, it has not kept pace with the growth of its youth population or their need for jobs.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98114/Digital-jobs-offer-skills-promise-to-Africa-s-unemployed-youth
African migrants pay high prices to send money home
27 February 2013 (IRIN ), New data from the World Bank has revealed that African migrants pay more to send money home to their families than any other migrant group in the world.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97557/African-migrants-pay-high-prices-to-send-money-home
In Brief: Staples, not export crops, key to tackling Africa’s poverty – report
18 January 2013 (IRIN ), Africa could reduce its poverty levels faster by focusing more on the production of staples rather than export crops, according to a study by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97278/In-Brief-Staples-not-export-crops-key-to-tackling-Africa-s-poverty-report
SAHEL: Malnourished to remain above one million in 2013
20 December 2012 (IRIN ), Despite good rains across much of the Sahel this year, 1.4 million children are expected to be malnourished - up from one million in 2012, according to the 2013 Sahel regional strategy.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97093/SAHEL-Malnourished-to-remain-above-one-million-in-2013
IDPs: African IDP Convention comes into force
6 December 2012 (IRIN ), The African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) 2009, also known as the Kampala Convention, came into force on 6 December; it is the world’s first legally binding instrument to cater specifically to people displaced within their own countries.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96984/IDPs-African-IDP-Convention-comes-into-force
HEALTH: Breaking out of the cold chain
20 November 2012 (IRIN ), Health workers currently immunizing thousands of children and young adults against Meningitis A in Benin are currently doing so without having to spend days preparing ice packs and sourcing generators and fridges to load on trucks because the vaccine has now won approval for being kept at up to 40 degrees Celsius for as long as four days.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96827/HEALTH-Breaking-out-of-the-cold-chain
NIGER: Agencies scramble to repair schools after floods
26 September 2012 (IRIN ), The government of Niger and aid agencies are scrambling to clean and repair thousands of schools that were damaged in the flooding from rains in July and August, which displaced over 500,000 people and killed over 80, in an effort to return children to school as soon as possible.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96395/NIGER-Agencies-scramble-to-repair-schools-after-floods

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