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IITA commences confined field trials of transgenic cassava

Communications |December 28, 2017 The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) was recently granted a permit to carry out confined field trials (CFT) on genetically modified cassava (AMY3 RNAi transgenic … Continue Reading IITA commences confined field trials of transgenic cassava

Empowering youth to protect fisheries in the Solomon Islands

By Faye Aborina Siota | 26 May 2017 In the Solomon Islands, discussions and decisions on managing local fisheries mostly involve men, who are typically the elders and hold the leadership positions … Continue Reading Empowering youth to protect fisheries in the Solomon Islands

Smart fertilizer management and the quest for sustainable rice production

Pauline Chivenge and Sheetal Sharma   |  Dec 11, 2017                          « PREVIOUS Specific fertilizer recommendations in smallholder rice farming systems could increase … Continue Reading Smart fertilizer management and the quest for sustainable rice production

Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

Without policy change, these countries risk falling short of achieving sustainable development by 2030, UN report warns 11 December 2017, Geneva/Rome – Without a renewed commitment to policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries … Continue Reading Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

Supporting creation of institutional platform of 45 million women for social and economic empowerment in rural India: The National Rural Livelihoods Mission

SUBMITTED BY PARMESH SHAH ON FRI, 06/16/2017 CO-AUTHORS: VIVEK PRASAD , MRINALINI PENUMAKA In the early morning at Dadar station in metropolitan Mumbai, a common sight is unloading of tons … Continue Reading Supporting creation of institutional platform of 45 million women for social and economic empowerment in rural India: The National Rural Livelihoods Mission

France is offering US scientists 4-year grants to move to the country and do research

By Chris Weller at the Business Insider, Jun. 8, 2017, 11:41 AM If you are an American scientist, student, teacher, or business person working on climate change solutions, France would love for … Continue Reading France is offering US scientists 4-year grants to move to the country and do research

What does the economic nationalist agenda of “Trumplomacy” means for US Foreign Policy?

Opinion|Analysis Politics | Domestic & Foreign Policy:  By Jenkins Macedo | June 10, 2017 | 08:50 PM As a nation, we have reached a pivotal point in our history since … Continue Reading What does the economic nationalist agenda of “Trumplomacy” means for US Foreign Policy?

Smarter use of resources can add $2 trillion annually to global economy

PRESS RELEASE |March 16, 2017 Resource efficiency can bring annual economic benefits larger than Italy’s GDP If current trends continue, annual resource use per capita will grow by over 70% … Continue Reading Smarter use of resources can add $2 trillion annually to global economy

India Looks to Battery Storage to Supplement Its Solar Boom

                Written by: Mike Stone. Posted on: March 14, 2016 For the first time ever, India is putting out the call for energy storage … Continue Reading India Looks to Battery Storage to Supplement Its Solar Boom

Hydroelectric power sustainable development in Laos needs to focus on environmental, social impacts

VIENTIANE, March 7 (Xinhua) — An official from International Finance Corporation (IFC) urged Lao government to better understand cumulative river and ecosystem-wide impacts, which was of vital importance to achieving … Continue Reading Hydroelectric power sustainable development in Laos needs to focus on environmental, social impacts

Indonesia developing mega coal mine five times larger than Singapore

Global miner BHP Billiton and Indonesian partner PT Adaro are developing what could become the single largest mine in Indonesia in terms of land area, with BHP owning 75 per … Continue Reading Indonesia developing mega coal mine five times larger than Singapore

Muslims oppose plan to declare Liberia a Christian state

Written by: Dibie Ike Michael with AGENCY A proposal to declare Liberia as a Christian state is raising questions about religious tolerance in the West African country. The National Muslim Council … Continue Reading Muslims oppose plan to declare Liberia a Christian state

Sustainable strategies to foster mining growth

Sternford Moyo HARARE – Mining is in most cases a long term investment which demands huge capital outlays with benefits to be enjoyed many years after expenditure of money in … Continue Reading Sustainable strategies to foster mining growth

An Open Response to “Tony Blair’s: The clear lesson of Iraq war”

Recently, Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of UK wrote an opinion piece in the CNN Opinions in which he still seems to maintain that the invasion of Iraq was inevitable and … Continue Reading An Open Response to “Tony Blair’s: The clear lesson of Iraq war”

China in Africa: Environmental Implications and the Law

Written by: DAVID H. SHINN 10.25.15 China’s rapid economic development over the last three decades has led to significant environmental pollution and some poor policy choices. With more than 1.3 billion … Continue Reading China in Africa: Environmental Implications and the Law

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