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Leaf Rust Is Damaging Coffee Plants, But Can We Protect Farmers?

Posted on 11. Apr, 2013 by .

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Leaf rust is the common name for a nasty little fungus, Roya, which causes big problems for coffee plants. Leaf rust first appears on the underside of the leaves of coffee plants as yellow spots, and can ultimately cause the leaves to turn black and fall off. This  severely damages coffee plants, reducing yields. When […]

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Three Years After the Haiti Earthquake

Posted on 12. Jan, 2013 by .

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Today marks the third anniversary of the earthquake that leveled Haiti. Three years ago this magnitude 7.0 earthquake severely damaged an already struggling nation. Lutheran World Relief had already been at work in Haiti for fifteen years, but we increased our presence there to help people recover from the earthquake. Three years after the earthquake, […]

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Cocoa Farmers Come Together to Learn & Share

Posted on 26. Sep, 2012 by .

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“Cocoa is my passion.” These were among the first words that cocoa farmer Leonor Gomez shared during the two-day National Cocoa Forum that LWR co-hosted in Nicaragua last week. The cocoa forum was a dream that LWR maintained as we expanded our work in cocoa in Nicaragua and other parts of Latin America. Not only […]

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Page 7a: Stories You May Have Missed

Posted on 31. Aug, 2012 by .

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The Republican National Convention is in full swing this week, and the media is laser-focused on the nuances and of the various speeches from Governor Christie, Representative Ryan and, of course, Mr. Romney himself. While the convention rolled along, what else happened around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from Page 7a: Suspicious […]

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How much more can Haiti take?

Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 by .

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I admit asking myself this after learning that Tropical Storm Isaac was bound for the small island nation. Perhaps you wondered the same thing. While this storm wasn’t as strong as we feared, it still managed to do significant damage, especially to the southern portion of the country, where communities are still working to recover […]

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Page 7a: Stories You May Have Missed

Posted on 27. Jul, 2012 by .

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Olympic fever dominates the headlines this week, especially as the Opening Ceremonies come our way tonight. Will Michael Phelps maintain his Olympic domination, or will Ryan Lochte overtake Phelps in this year’s competition? But what else is happening around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7a: Using Text Messages: The Philippines, the […]

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Page 7a: Stories You may have Missed

Posted on 04. May, 2012 by .

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President Obama’s surprise trip to Afghanistan made quite a few headlines this week, with many taking a cautious “wait and see” stance on the agreement signed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Meanwhile, a famous work of art was sold for $119.9 million, the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction. But it’s likely […]

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