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Bóthar was established in Limerick in 1989 to send dairy cows to communities in Africa and has since grown to gifting goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits and bees to the developing world. File photograph: Getty

The Charities Regulator has appointed inspectors to carry out a statutory investigation into the charity Bóthar that gifts livestock to communities in(...)

A Somali baby receives a polio vaccine in Mogadishu, Somalia, back in 2013:  Eradicating polio requires more than 90 per cent of children to be immunised. Photograph: Ben Curtis

Africa was declared free of wild polio on Tuesday, leaving Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan as the only countries thought to still have the highl(...)

Paul Wagstaff, senior agricultural adviser with Self Help Africa.

One of the more ominous indicators of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa has been the dramatic recent shifts in rainfall patterns. With rain-fed agr(...)

Manchán Magan in Ethiopia. Photograph: Florent Mason

Shilpa Ganatra: ‘Oaxaca in Mexico, Madagascar and Belize are now at the top of the list’ This weekend, I was meant to be soaking in the sun(...)

Imogen Rabone started Trees on the Land to encourage landowners to plant native Irish trees.

Melanie Wrynn knows horses, and is beginning to learn about trees. When the horse trainer and her husband Neil moved to a 21-acre farm near Newcastle (...)

Majella Johnson, co-owner of Johnson Produce, wholesalers in fresh-cut flowers and plants. Their warehouse in Northern Ireland is yards from the Donegal border. Photograph: Freya McClements

From the outside, it looks like any other warehouse; inside, is a garden of flowers hidden right on the Border. Twice a week lorries arrive from the (...)

Zimbabweans queue to get a free monthly food basket at a pick-up station run by WFP and Goal in Mutare district, Manicaland province. Photograph: Bill Corcoran

Rural communities in eastern Zimbabwe hit by the full force of two natural disasters since the beginning of 2019 are struggling to survive. Cylone Id(...)

When preliminary trial results of the new vaccine were released a year ago, the World Health Organisation called it ‘a major scientific breakthrough’. Photograph: iStock

In what may be a watershed moment in the fight against tuberculosis, the world’s most lethal infectious disease, an experimental new vaccine has prote(...)

A child receives a polio vaccination drop in Nkozi town, about 84 km from Uganda’s  capital city Kampala on October 19th, 2019. Photograph: Badru Katumba/AFP

In another milestone on the long, expensive and sometimes discouraging road to wiping out polio, global health officials have announced that two of th(...)

A Somalian girl carries her sibling at the Mooro Hagar camp in  Somalia’s Bay state, an area that has been subject to extreme drought. Photograph: Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Decades of progress in addressing world hunger is being undermined by worsening hunger levels in some countries, due to accelerating climate disruptio(...)

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