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Mycetoma disease, which leaves almost 60 percent of its victims with deformed limbs, acts as a life sentence for workers depending on manual labour to survive.

Comment: Unless the EU urgently rethinks its protectionist trade policies a sharp uptick in food insecurity will turn the Covid-19 crisis into a catastrophe for Africans, writes Muhammed Magassy.

Syria Weekly: Regime scorches earth in Idlib

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Regime scorches earth in Idlib

Continuing with its brutal tactics of weaponising food and isolating civilians, the Syrian regime has carried out a deliberate strategy of scorching agricultural areas in the Idlib province.

Agroforestry empowers Morocco's mountain women

Monica Pelliccia

Agroforestry empowers Morocco's mountain women

Feature: The Femmes du Rif have boosted the value of their 329 members' olive oil, leading to remarkable social impacts ranging from better ...

Undocumented Afghan workers forced to flee Iran

Quentin Müller

Undocumented Afghan workers forced to flee Iran

Comment: The revival of US sanctions against Iran, and the collapse of the Iranian rial have had a serious impact on the lives of Afghans in ...

Mona Alami

Iraq's protests are about more than corrupt elites

Comment: In addition to anger over corruption and the lavish lives of the elites, the effects of climate change are compounding resentment in Iraqi society, writes Mona Alami.

Rami Almeghari

Nakba survivors tell their stories in Gaza

In-depth: 'We will one day return to our homes,' say elderly Palestinians after 70 years of displacement.

Rami Almeghari

Gazan farmers sow wheat in Israel's shadow

In-depth: Palestinian farmers are returning to lands from which they were removed by Israel's military buffer-zone, thanks to a Red Cross ...

Sophia Akram

Hodeida's looming battle will starve Yemen

Comment: Cutting of food supplies is becoming strategic line of attack in Yemen's ongoing civil war, with potentially disastrous consequences ...

Planting change in Egypt from the ground up

Alice Gray

Planting change in Egypt from the ground up

In-depth: New initiatives in sustainable agriculture and food production foster moves away from dependency on Egypt's current economic order ...

AAAJ and agencies

Egypt's agriculture minister arrested after resignation over corruption allegations

Salah el-Din Mahmoud Helal was arrested over corruption allegations on Monday shortly after he resigned on the instruction of President Abdel ...

UN: Food crisis compounds effect of war in Syria

AAAJ and agencies

UN: Food crisis compounds effect of war in Syria

Two UN agencies warn that the food crisis in the war-torn country is worsening.

Saudi Arabia 'faces catastrophe' as reservoirs run dry

Khaled al-Shayea

Saudi Arabia 'faces catastrophe' as reservoirs run dry

Feature: Former government official says country is heading for a disaster unless it stops squandering precious water resources on unviable ...

Iraq: from breadbasket to basket case

Maymouna al-Basil

Iraq: from breadbasket to basket case

What was once one of the agricultural giants of the Middle East, Iraq's bloody decay since the US-led invasion has had a devastating impact on ...

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