Posts tagged ‘agriculture’

  • Health worker is reflected in a mirror as he prepares protective equipment near Rokupa Hospital Forum Article

    Ebola’s economic toll

    Of the 16 countries in West Africa only three – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – are affected… more

  • Farmers walk through a paddy field towards a sugarcane field at Moynaguri village Forum Article

    Sweet incentives and unintended consequences

    India is the World’s second largest producer of sugarcane (after Brazil). Approximately 45 million… more

  • A Bozo fisherman casts his net from a pirogue in front of Saaya village in the Niger river inland delta Forum Article

    What one river tells us about conservation

    The southern fringes of the Sahara desert host rugged lands where mankind has thrived for more than a… more

  • Omar Aguilar, a pruner or “desmochador”, climbs a royal palm tree to cut branches of berries on a farm on the outskirts of Havana Forum Article

    How do we collaborate to curb deforestation?

    Consumers around the world are beginning to favour responsibly produced goods; and many companies that… more

  • A farmer uses mobile phone on her morning glory vegetable field in Bach Lien village outside Hanoi Forum Article

    Can mobile phones help to improve food security?

    Around three-fourths of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas. The rural poor, and their very… more

  • A field of unharvested wheat is seen outside Montigny en Ostrevent Forum Article

    If you eat, you’re part of the solution

    Hunger was one of the deadliest weapons in the Second World War, with nearly a third of all deaths, around… more

  • To match Special Report FOOD/AFRICA Forum Article

    How can we adapt farming to climate change?

    According to UN projections, the world’s population could reach 9.15 billion by 2050, creating a 60%… more

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    Davos 2015: what’s on the agenda?

    The 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, which will take place 21-24 January in Davos-Klosters… more

  • The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean as seen from the International Space Station Young Global Leaders Article

    Can technology save the environment?

    In a world of 9 billion expected by 2050 – including 3 billion new middle-class consumers – the… more

  • A Zimbabwe Stock Exchange official works on a computer after the close of trade in Harare Forum Article

    What is driving growth in Africa?

    Some argue that growth across Africa is fundamentally a result of rising commodity prices and that if… more

  • A worker harvests fresh produce from a tower at Sky Greens vertical farm in Singapore Forum Article

    Could vertical farms feed the world?

    The challenge of ensuring adequate, nutrient-rich food for an expanding global population is a daunting… more

  • An employee checks newly-assembled electric cars to be exported to South America at an electric vehicle factory in Zouping county Forum Article

    Why agriculture and services are key to development

    The literature on global growth convergence and divergence is vast and deep. And it is still evolving. Some… more

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    The arguments against food and energy subsidies

    Few policies place good economics so directly at odds with good politics as subsidies for food and… more

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    India must tackle food waste

    According to current estimates, India’s total population will reach 1.45 billion… more

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    Genetic engineering: a solution to drought

    The United Nations has called drought the “world’s costliest natural disaster,” both financially… more

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    How Africa can achieve inclusive growth

    Euphoria abounds in much of Africa nowadays, and rightly so. Seven of the world’s 10 fastest-growi… more

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    Africa’s farms of the future

    Launching a business can be hard work, especially in Africa, where weak governance systems and… more

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    Five ways to boost agriculture in East Asia

    World Economic Forum on East Asia 2014

    , Metro Manila, Philippines