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One billion. That's the number of hungry people worldwide. The effects are heartbreaking. The causes myriad. Solutions are needed now to feed future generations. In this series, the UN 's three food agencies - FAO, WFP and IFAD - take us around the globe in search of answers to some of the most pressing questions we face today.
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In the third episode of Hungry Planet, legendary ex-Barcelona striker Hristo Stoitchkov joins other soccer greats in visiting a community garden project for victims of the 2009 flooding in Burkina Faso; a social experiment in Egypt helps the urban unemployed reclaim desert land and become farmers; and a cash vouchers project in Hebron helps Palestinian families cope with rising food prices.
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In this episode of Hungry Planet, empowering women in the Philippines to rebuild their community; combatting high food prices with a project to grow your own food in Pakistan and meet some successful women entrepreneurs from Guatemala using traditional methods to create modern designs.
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In this episode of Hungry Planet we go to Rwanda, where tea fields are helping to rebuild a country. We shop in the markets of Cambodia, Pakistan and Egypt to see how much a dollar is really worth. Finally we go to Sri Lanka where cattle here were among the last in the world to undergo blood testing under FAO's Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme.
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In this episode of Hungry Planet, legendary Italian striker Roberto Baggio witnesses the devastation of climate change on crops in the Peruvian Andes, Canadian actor and comedian Jim Carrey visits a school in Haiti and pledges meals for the entire school year, and mobile kindergartens head out onto the Mongolian plateau, giving nomadic children their first taste of organized learning.
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In this Episode of Hungry Planet: famine in the Horn of Africa continues to push thousands of desperate Somalis into the Dadaab refugee Camp in Kenya; an innovative teaching method known as farmer fields schools is lifting thousands out of poverty on the island of Zanzibar; a year after flooding in Pakistan destroyed crops and homes millions of people are rebuilding their life again.
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In this episode of Hungry Planet:
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) faces serious food shortages after harsh winter and flooding led to failed harvests.
Developing small and medium size agricultural businesses helps reverse the flow of migration from Moldova 20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union.
In Senegal, planting and managing Acacia forests helps combat desertification while providing life-changing benefits to local communities.
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In this Episode: War-weary Somali gather at a project to collect rubbish in return for payment in food. A look at what causes food price volatility in many parts of the world. And, in Ethiopia, pastoralists are trained to watch for warning signs of drought to avert future humanitarian crisis.
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In this Episode, herders in Mongolia work together to stop illegal logging and deforestation; in a remote corner of Pakistan, economic development helps a conservative community push out extremist ideas; drought-stricken pastoralists seek refuge and food assistance in the village of Docol in central Somalia.
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In this episode of Hungry Planet:
Turning arid desert into productive farmland helps ward off hunger in drought-prone Niger. Fishermen and fish sellers in Benin discover alternative ways of earning a living that are good for them and the fishery. Mountain gorillas in Rwanda, the original "gorillas in the mist," are under greater threat due to climate change. Find out what be done to protect them.
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In this Episode of Hungry Planet: Job creation in rural areas offers hope for Mali youth. Problems in accessing food from outside the country spell shortages for the people of South Sudan. A project offering agriculture advice to three hundred farmers in Ethiopia enjoys a domino effect as thousands more get involved.
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Farmers in Croatia use nuclear technology to tackle the Mediterranean fruit fly pest.
In Ghana, investing in local entrepreneurs creates employment and a market for cassava producers.
Food is distributed to thousands affected by recent attacks in South Sudan's Jonglei State.
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A particularly challenging winter in the Mazar-I-Sharif region of northern Afghanistan requires a quick response. Improving food security in Bangladesh is one of the most difficult tasks of the Millennium Development Goals. In Pakistani Kashmir, a community pools their money together and manages their own micro-credit loans to lift each other out of poverty.
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In this Episode of Hungry Planet: Rising sea levels and increasingly severe storms threaten millions of farmers living along Bangladesh's southern coast, increasingly unpredictable weather patterns in Chad fuel hunger and, in Ethiopia, distribution of high yield root and tuber varieties help farmers increase production in times of drought.
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In this episode: researchers measure carbon levels stored within Tanzania's forests; Brazilian farmers turn to sustainable agriculture to rehabilitate the natural environment; Mali refugees arrive at the M'bera refugee camp in Mauritania in search of food and safety.
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In this episode: Refugees arrive at Ethiopia's Dolo Ado refugee camp in greater numbers, driven by poor rains and ongoing conflict in Somalia. After 10 years of civil war, women farmers in Ivory Coast fight poverty and preserve peace by growing high-quality rice seeds. And in The Gambia, famers are working to minimize food losses, at a time of drought and soaring food prices.
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In this episode: emergency support helps build farmers' resilience against the growing food crisis in the Sahel; thousands of Syrian refugees search for safety and shelter in the impoverished Beqaa Valley in Lebanon; and a system to filter and reuse grey water for irrigation could change millions of lives in Brazil.
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In this episode of Hungry Planet:
A technique for intensifying rice production in Madagascar more than doubles farmers' yields; the formation of responsible fishing cooperatives in Morocco offers new opportunities to fishermen; and civil unrest and waves of violence in Yemen leave families struggling as food and fuel prices rise.
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In This Episode of Hungry Planet: Three reports on agricultural cooperatives, a key to food security.
In Guatemala, farmers making a living from small plots of land struggle to produce bigger crops, become better connected to markets and earn more money.
In Afghanistan, as foreign troops prepare to leave, an unexpected kind of peace building is taking place thanks to the rise in dairy cooperatives.
In Southern Niger, agricultural cooperatives gain access to better seeds and better farming techniques to fight the region's severe droughts.
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In this episode of Hungry Planet: Syrian refugees in Turkey receive food vouchers that allow them to buy food in local shops; a pioneering project in Indonesia improves food safety by using nuclear irradiation technology; and in The Philippines, the wife of a migrant worker builds a thriving business after learning how to invest the remittance money she receives.
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In this episode of Hungry Planet: In Syria's neighbouring countries, food vouchers help refugees keep hunger at bay. After decades of excessive logging and reduced water flow, Mount Kenya is becoming green again. And a new plant breeding technique helps farmers in the high Andes of Peru.
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In this episode of Hungry Planet: Junior farmer field schools in Kenya use agriculture to teach children from refugee communities about nutrition, entrepreneurship and life; a series of haunting images tells the story of the lives of Syrian refugees in Lebanon; and a campaign to promote local consumption of quinoa in Bolivia is improving diets and farmer incomes.
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In this episode: After devastating floods, Indonesian farmers learn how to diversify their incomes; an innovative project in Tunisia helps farming communities fight unemployment and poverty; and a pilot project in Kenya supports dairy farmers in their fight against animal diseases.
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In this episode: Defeating locust swarms in Chad that threaten food security; in The Philippines a financial education programme encourages Filipino workers abroad to invest in agricultural cooperatives; and in Iraq, refugees from Syria arrive in search of food and safety.
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In this episode of Hungry Planet: Armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo drive 200,000 people from their homes in the "Triangle of Death"; in Cameroon, millions of people eat insects and perhaps these bugs have the potential to improve global food security; and in Bolivia, 4,500 meters above sea level, alpacas and llamas are big business for ranchers.
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In this episode of Hungry Planet: a new alliance between chefs and smallholder farmers in Peru is not only changing their lives, but the country as a whole; thousands of Syrians of Armenian descent flee back to their country of origin, but it's a bittersweet homecoming. And in land-locked Uganda, fish is the second largest source of foreign revenue thanks to a system which ensures the fishing industry is safe for consumers.
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In this Episode of Hungry Planet: Indian farmers are leading healthier lives by following organic standards derived from the Codex Alimentarius.
In Kenya, farmers are now working together to conserve water resources by protecting rivers and planting trees.
A joint project between WFP and the European Union helps Haitians help themselves.
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In this episode: Indian farmers campaign to increase production of millet, a highly nutritious crop virtually abandoned decades earlier; after years of drought and conflict in Mali the World Food Programme fights hunger from the ground up; and in Vietnam, an integrated farming system boosts food security while protecting the environment.