Family farming vital for resilient, food-secure future

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Time to move on from redefining the problems and concentrate on solutions already seeded on the ground.

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MONEY SENT HOME BY MIGRANT WORKERS COULD BOOST RURAL ECONOMIES, UN SAYS

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Great Success: First Shangrila Farms Experiential Event at Bar Veloce in Beijing

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OECD Green Growth Newsletter December 2012

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World Future Energy Summit Bulletin

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