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Canada commits $1.4 billion annually to support women, girls health

Government of Canada has committed $1.4 billion annually, starting in 2023, to support women and girls’ health around the world. Making the historic announcement at the ongoing Women Deliver conference in Vancouver, Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau said the investment will support sexual and reproductive health rights and maternal, newborn, and child health – with $700

African smallholder farmers get insurance worth $ 1.5 m after low rainfall

Poor rainfall in parts of Africa has triggered the largest insurance pay-out to date for vulnerable farmers under an innovative climate risk management scheme known as the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4). Farmers participating in R4 – launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Oxfam America in 2011 – will receive insurance

Global cassava coalition wants support for cassava transformation in Africa

Ahead of the international conference on cassava, the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) has called on policy makers, donors and the international community to support all efforts that will bring about cassava transformation in Africa. The call is coming at a time when cassava is becoming central to food security of over

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