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Ayenat Mersie

Kenyan team aim to stop fatal snake bites

29 Oct 2019

NAIROBI Kenyan mother Beth Mwende heard her sleeping three-year-old cry out, but did not worry further after the child quickly settled - until the next morning, when she found her daughter, Mercy, semi-conscious with two fang marks in the neck. | Video

Kenya launches first breast milk bank to help newborns

22 Oct 2019

Nairobi, October 22 The five mothers sat in a bright blue room in Kenya's largest maternity hospital waiting to pump breast milk - but not for their own newborns. | Video

Kenya launches first breast milk bank to help newborns

22 Oct 2019

NAIROBI, Oct 22 The five mothers sat in a bright blue room in Kenya's largest maternity hospital waiting to pump breast milk - but not for their own newborns.

In New York, a diverse, new group works the soil

26 Jul 2019

AMAGANSETT, N.Y. Sporting a backwards grey cap, studded earrings and a thin, head-to-toe layer of dirt, Layton Guenther took a break from the day's fieldwork to talk about their path from an upper-middle-class suburb to a Long Island, New York, farm. | Video

RPT-FEATURE-In New York, a diverse, new group works the soil

26 Jul 2019

AMAGANSETT, N.Y., July 26 Sporting a backwards gray cap, studded earrings and a thin, head-to-toe layer of dirt, Layton Guenther took a break from the day's fieldwork to talk about their path from an upper-middle-class suburb to a Long Island, New York, farm.

Senators ask CBP to block imports of cocoa made with forced labor

16 Jul 2019

NEW YORK Senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Ron Wyden of Oregon urged the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency to block the import of cocoa made with forced labor in a letter published on Tuesday.

Disease lowers Ghanaian cocoa output, processors must import -sources

13 Jun 2019

June 13 Bad weather and crop disease have hampered the cocoa crop in second-largest producer Ghana, forcing processors there to import beans at rates higher than usual, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Fair Trade USA raises cocoa price minimums

12 Jun 2019

NEW YORK Fair Trade USA will increase the floor price and fixed premium it requires companies to pay cocoa farmers under its certification system, the organization said on Tuesday.

Venezuelan cocoa piles up in New York as exporters scramble for cash

07 Jun 2019

NEW YORK U.S. stockpiles of Venezuelan cocoa swelled in May to levels not seen in at least five years, a Reuters analysis showed, as exporters in the crisis-hit country hit by U.S. sanctions scramble to raise cash however they can.

In push to raise coffee output, Colombia's south may hold key

22 May 2019

FLORENCIA, Colombia Colombia's isolated south could be crucial to the country's push to expand coffee production by nearly 30 percent despite low global prices, its growers federation says, as farmers seek to ramp up productivity amid security improvements.

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