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Moving away from intensive farming practices comes with many benefits. Nikada

Farming with a mixture of crops, animals and trees is better for the environment and for people – evidence from Ghana and Malawi

Transitions to diversified farming systems in Africa will require financial support. But barriers can be overcome.
A soldier looking over a maize field where Somali farmers are tending a crop in Dollow, northern Somalia. TONY KARUMBA/AFP/GettyImages

Somalia is facing another food crisis: here’s why – and what can be done to stop the cycle

For decades Somalia has been in a near-constant state of food insecurity. This is due to a combination of stagnant crop production, a rapidly increasing population and political unrest.

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