UNCA: Demand for south-south cooperation in agriculture increasing

Laurent Thomas

Developing countries around the world are increasingly looking to other nations in the so-called Global South to help them build agricultural expertise. The UN's Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) says the demand for south-south cooperation is growing because it has proved successful. Many Asian nations provide technical expertise to developing countries. Laurent Thomas is Assistant Director General in the Technical Cooperation Department at FAO.

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Dairy cooperatives in Afghanistan help stabilize rural communities

Dairy farmers in Afghanistan are forming cooperatives to not only help them earn money, but also to unite and stabilize communities they live in. The UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is assisting them with the necessary funds. The agency believes that cooperatives are key to improving food security and eradicating hunger- even in countries where there is conflict and insecurity.

International Ear Care Day highlights hearing loss problem

(LSHTM)/A. Smith

More than 600 million people around the world suffer from some form of hearing loss, according to the United Nations health agency. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the highest prevalence of the problem is found in Asia Pacific, South Asia and sub-Saharan African. The agency points out that about half of all cases of hearing loss worldwide are preventable. To raise awareness about hearing issues, International Ear Care Day is observed on 3 March each year. To find out more about hearing loss, UN Radio's Patrick Maigua spoke with Dr Shelly Chadha of the WHO Unit for the Prevention of Blindness and Deafness.

Presenter: Jocelyne Sambira
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10'00"


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