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On the Ground

Morocco is Making Moves in Cinema by Streaming on the Small Screen

cinema marocain Aflamin
In Morocco, dozens of cinemas have closed over the years, plunging the film industry into crisis. But up-and-coming directors, writers and actors have contributed to a resurgence of cinema. So too have streaming services like Aflamin, a Moroccan streaming platform and winner of the 2023 AFD Digital Challenge, which aims to make cinema accessible to all.
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Providing Fortified Foods and Tackling Hunger with Local Companies

Entreprise sociale Madagascar
Despite advances towards food security in Africa over the past decade, ensuring a sufficient supply of healthy food for all remains a major challenge. Armed conflict has strangled supply lines, particularly in parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Local companies however, can sometimes pick up the slack and produce nutritious foods, particularly when they're helped to scale up their work.
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Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Tea: Combating Counterfeits and Protecting a Prized Industry

Thé Sri Lanka Clear Media
Next to water, tea is the most widely consumed drink on the planet. And although Sri Lanka is one of the world’s top producers of the beverage, counterfeit products threaten the country’s own Ceylon tea industry. In a project backed by AFD and the Sri Lanka Tea Board, tea producers are working to obtain a special certification to protect an industry employing more than 2.5 million people. On World Tea Day, we look at how a Geographical Indication could turn things around.
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