Laurie Goering edits AlertNet Climate, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s daily news website on the humanitarian and development impacts of climate change.
Prior to coming to AlertNet in 2009, she worked as a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune newspaper based in New Delhi, Kuwait, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Havana, Mexico City, and London.E
May 17, 2012 / Laurie Goering
What the right kind of long-term investment in African agriculture looks like remains a matter of some debate.
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May 03, 2012 / Laurie Goering
By 2050, the planet will need at least 70 percent more food than it does today, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization predicts.
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The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
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In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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