Posts tagged ‘agriculture’

  • 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 one, especially… 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 have argued… 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 energy. The issue of… more

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    India must tackle food waste

    According to current estimates, India’s total population will reach 1.45 billion by 2028, similar to China’s, and… 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, imposing an… 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-growing countries are… 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 inconsistent access to… more

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    Five ways to boost agriculture in East Asia

    World Economic Forum on East Asia 2014

    , Metro Manila, Philippines

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    Challenges to food security in East Asia

    World Economic Forum on East Asia 2014

    , Metro Manila, Philippines

  • Global Shapers Event

    Why East Asia needs to protect its farmers

    World Economic Forum on East Asia 2014

    , Metro Manila, Philippines

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    How can we strengthen food security in South-East Asia?

    World Economic Forum on East Asia 2014

    , Metro Manila, Philippines

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    Growing Africa’s agriculture

    World Economic Forum on Africa 2014

    , Abuja, Nigeria

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    It’s not just about growth, it’s about the right kind of growth

    World Economic Forum on Africa 2014

    , Abuja, Nigeria

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    Book review – 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World

    In 2006, Warren Buffett asked his children this question: if you had 1 billion dollars to do something important with… more

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    Six ways to revolutionize India’s agriculture

    India is a country of 240 million households, around half of which are involved in some way in agriculture. The… more

  • Forum Video

    Market forces bear fruit for mango farmers

    I have long believed that a business-focused approach to agricultural development can address the related challenges of… more

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    We must make farming profitable

    A farmer tells his child, “study well and get a job or you will suffer like me.” This is not an isolated caution… more

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    How do we change the way the world is fed?

    As we mark World Food Day this week, we are greeted by the news that 842 million people – about one in eight – are… more