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FAO: Typhoon-hit Philippine farmers risk ‘double tragedy’

The Philippines is fighting more disasters than wars, with fierce storms like Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) claiming as many lives as gun battles, said Lucille Sering, chair of the Climate Change Commission. AP FILE PHOTO

Farmers hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan face a “double tragedy” without urgent aid to clear land and irrigation channels and plant their crops, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Wednesday.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Malaysian farmers praying for quick end to Sabah standoff

In this photo taken on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, a policeman closes a gate of their base at a village of Sahabat 16, near Lahad Datu, Sabab, Malaysia.  AP FILE PHOTO

Farmers and oil palm smallholders are praying for a quick end to the standoff that is entering its second week between Malaysian security forces and an armed group from Sulu.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »