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Reduction in mango volumes

According to Indian mango growers and traders, unfavourable climate conditions have led to a substantial reduction in mango produce this year. So, consumers will have to wait till the supply of mangoes increases, taking down the prices. Alphonso mangoes had ...

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Ebola: Asian herb prevents infection in mice and human cells

The new compound derived from a Chinese herb that prevents Ebola will have to be treated in primates before use in drugs for humans.CDC/ Dr. Frederick A. Murphy Tetrandrine, a molecule derived from an Asian herb, has been found to ...

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‘Odisha plans to introduce agriculture as compulsory subject’

BHAWANIPATNA: The Odisha government is contemplating to introduce agriculture as compulsory subject from primary school to university in the state soon in order to encourage students for cultivation. This was stated by Odisha’s agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy here yesterday. Thrust ...

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Bobbi Kristina to be taken out of coma

A source close to Bobbi Kristina Brown says doctors are prepared to take the 21-year-old out of a medically induced coma. Source: LIVINGSTONDAILY.COM

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Cocoa price is likely to remain higher through 2015

High cocoa prices set to curb demand from chocolate makers. After worse than expected cocoa demand data in Europe, North America and Asia in the fourth quarter, the outlook is expected to remain disappointing. “I expect first-quarter global grindings to ...

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Greening research money crucial for local agriculture

The Umatilla Citrus Growers Association’s production was as high as 700,000 boxes a season around 10 years ago, but the organization’s president estimates it will only be 200,000 this season. “I’d say the majority of that reduction is related to ...

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Ifad Supports Climate-Smart Technologies in Georgia for Food Security

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced today a new nationwide project worth more than US$30 million to help small-scale farmers in Georgia raise their incomes and increase their climate resilience. Nodar Khaduri, Minister of Finance of Georgia, and ...

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UN Launches ‘All In’ Initiative to End Adolescent Aids

In the fight against HIV/AIDS, progress for adolescents has fallen behind, world leaders gathered at a United Nations meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, stressed today, as they launched a global initiative that aims to end the second leading cause of death ...

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Boko Haram attacks Chadian village as revolt spreads

Boko Haram fighters attacked a Chadian village overnight, killing several people including a local chief, in the first known lethal attack by the Nigerian militant group in Chad, residents and a security source said on Friday. Dozens of militants arrived ...

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Suicide Attackers Stage Deadly Assault on Pakistani Mosque

Heavily armed militants killed at least 19 people and wounded more than 40 after they stormed into a Shiite mosque during Friday Prayer in a suburb of Peshawar, the main city in northwestern Pakistan, doctors and officials said. The assault ...

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