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Drought-hit Central America farmers save together to cope with climate change

BOGOTA, Aug 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Maria Francisca Ortiz, the drought that has gripped Honduras and decimated her last two harvests of beans and maize is the worst she can remember.

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UPDATE 2-Lactalis strikes price deal with French milk producers

* Lactalis says rise in price to cost 150 mln euro in 2016 (Adds Lactalis reaction)

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UPDATE 4-Potash Corp, Agrium talk merger as fertilizer sector struggles

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 30 Canada's Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc said on Tuesday they are in talks to merge, a tie-up that would create a global fertilizer and farm retailing giant as the agriculture sector struggles with soft crop prices.

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Brazil's lack of secure property rights stoking conflict, deterring investment - report

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Brazil's Amazon where no-one knows who exactly owns a swathe of territory the size of Ukraine, a lack of formal property deeds is causing conflict, greater deforestation and environmental damage, researchers said on Tuesday.

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