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Breeding disease-resistant, heat-tolerant fowl for Africa

A new program that will identify genes crucial for breeding chickens that can tolerate hot climates and resist infectious diseases—specifically the devastating Newcastle disease—has been launched under the leadership ...

Oct 31, 2013
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US urges Laos to address mega dam concerns

The United States urged caution on plans by Laos to build a multibillion-dollar dam that has raised environmental concerns from neighboring nations, saying its impact was still "unknown."

Nov 06, 2012
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100,000 Egypt cattle hit by foot-and-mouth: vets

Nearly 100,000 head of cattle are believed to have been struck by foot-and-mouth disease in Egypt, where a major new outbreak is threatening the entire region, veterinary sources warned on Tuesday.

Mar 27, 2012
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Cash crops enhance food security

Crops sold on markets ('cash crops') are an integral part of strategies to improve food security at farm household level in developing countries. By selling their surplus production, agricultural households ...

Jun 13, 2014
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