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Wheat experts have reported a breakthrough in their ability to track the crop fungus Ug99 and related strains of mutating wheat pathogen ‘stem rust’ that threatens wheat fields from East Africa to South Asia

As food prices escalate globally, a new study finds that small-scale irrigation schemes can protect millions of farmers from food insecurity and climate risks in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

The global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps has launched a multi-country programme that will use mobile technologies to give farmers in the developing world a package of services to increase their harvests

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