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Each day the CBD Secretariat conducts a global Internet search for relevant news stories. The following stories collected over the last seven days relate to agriculture and biodiversity.

22 February 2017

Science Daily, 2017-02-22
Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests.
Inter Press Service News Agency, 2017-02-22
ROME, Feb 22 2017 (IPS) - Mankind’s future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new United Nations’ report.

21 February 2017

SciDev.net, 2017-02-21
[NIAMEY] It is the end of December 2016, with clear skies over Niger. But as 2017 draws near prospects are grim for some 500 residents in Bani Kosseye, a village 80km from the capital Niamey.

15 February 2017

BBC News, 2017-02-15
Scientists warn that parts of southern Africa already hit by record droughts now face another potential food crisis because the invasion of a crop-eating pest, known as the "fall armyworm".
 

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