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Joint Israeli-Palestinian project plants strawberry fields

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Joint Israeli-Palestinian project plants strawberry fields

As part of our Beyond the Headlines series, Arieh O'Sullivan of The Media Line reports from the Palestinian town of Qalqilyah about a project on which Israelis and Palestinians are working together. Agriculture liaisons from both sides are cooperating to make strawberry fields blossom -- and as one Beatle might say, to give peace a chance.

Posted: December 2, 2009 16:32   Comments: 8
In birthplace of coffee, Ethiopian farmers plant other crops

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In birthplace of coffee, Ethiopian farmers plant other crops

Because Ethiopian farmers are fragmented and disorganized, they cannot leverage for higher coffee prices. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Seemungal reports on why farmers are deciding to plant corn and khat, a leafy drug that is chewed with stimulating effects somewhere between caffeine and cocaine.

Posted: October 28, 2009 15:06   Comments: 6
Meat lovers mourn Argentina’s disappearing beef

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Meat lovers mourn Argentina’s disappearing beef

The Argentine beef industry is in crisis, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. It appears that the proud country of the pampas may eventually have to start importing meat.

Posted: July 20, 2009 13:47   Comments: 3
Tune in: Online radio show on Argentina’s farming crisis

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Tune in: Online radio show on Argentina’s farming crisis

Angry with government restrictions on exports and desperate amid drought and the economic crisis, some farmers in Argentina are running for office in the country's upcoming congressional election. Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show explored the firestorm over agricultural policy. Cristian Harris, Marcelo Regunaga and Marie Trigona joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: June 16, 2009 19:22   Comments: 3
Coca fortunes read amid crucifixes and Bolivian war heroes

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Coca fortunes read amid crucifixes and Bolivian war heroes

Worldfocus correspondent Ivette Feliciano reported on Bolivia’s coca plant cultivation. The coca plant is used to make teas, pastas, shampoos and medicines -- but as she found out, fortune tellers have also found a spiritual use for the leaves.

Posted: June 12, 2009 09:13   Comments: 1
West should buy, not eradicate, Afghanistan’s poppy crops

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West should buy, not eradicate, Afghanistan’s poppy crops

More than 90 percent of the world's opium comes out of Afghanistan, where the U.S. and its allies have led efforts to eradicate poppy crops. A Worldfocus contributing blogger argues that rather than eradicating poppy crops, the West should purchase crops for use as medical opiate.

Posted: May 22, 2009 14:24   Comments: 17
Bolivian land reform comes under fire from landowners

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Bolivian land reform comes under fire from landowners

The Bolivian government is implementing land reform designed to help the poor, under which the government can seize and redistribute land to indigenous farmers. It's a proposal that has left many landowners unhappy.

Posted: May 12, 2009 13:43   Comments: 3
U.S. misses out on flourishing Cuban business

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U.S. misses out on flourishing Cuban business

Cuba is doing business worldwide, but the United States is hardly in the game. A long U.S. government boycott of the island means most American businessmen are losing out to Europeans and others when it comes to everything from agriculture to medicine to oil.

Posted: March 10, 2009 15:18   Comments: 11
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe shares power with longtime opponent

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe shares power with longtime opponent

Briggs Bomba of Africa Action and Mahmood Mamdani of Columbia University discuss Zimbabwe's future under its new unity government after the new prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, was sworn in by longtime opponent Robert Mugabe.

Posted: February 11, 2009 16:23   Comments: 0
Germans told to hold the bratwurst and schnitzel

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Germans told to hold the bratwurst and schnitzel

From Germany to Australia, countries are examining their diets and considering toning down on meat consumption, as livestock farming is responsible for significant greenhouse gas emissions.

Posted: January 23, 2009 09:39   Comments: 0

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