Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Could Africa be the world's next breadbasket?
Since Israel relaxed West Bank checkpoints in June, there's been a newfound sense of both security and economic freedom for the struggling Palestinian territory, according to the New York Times' Thomas Friedman.
Mexico's finance secretary recently warned that falling oil prices and production may lead to the nation's worst recession in 30 years.
Humanitarian agencies have long been using protein and energy bars filled with nutrients and vitamins when responding to food emergencies.
Families in poor countries can save up to 30 percent of their transportation costs by doing one simple thing: buying a bicycle. World Bicycle Relief, a U.S.
Before it reaches the sea, the Mekong River travels more than 2,500 miles through Tibet, China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is estimated that more than 60 million people depend on the river in some way.
Sugar rushes tend to be followed by sugar crashes.
A major objective of Global Envision is to explore the relationships between market economies and poverty alleviation.
Our work to lend to the so-called "unbankable" is noted in September's O Magazine in a bit about Half the Sky. (The "O," of course, stands for Oprah.)
Earlier this week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reiterated the United States' commitment to reduce Africa's dependence on food aid and promote agricultural sustainability while in Nairobi, Kenya. Vilsack said the U.S.
During the boom years of the 1990s, economists like Alan Greenspan became celebrities. Their speeches and writings were closely studied by those hoping to know where the market was going next.
OK everybody, we're switching things up a bit here. Global Envision's weekly comment contest is going monthly.
A million hectares in Uganda. Some 690,000 hectares in Sudan. And 500,000 hectares in Tanzania. These are just a few of the numbers that have appeared on the bargaining table in the past year as foreign firms scramble for land leases in Africa.
It's now halfway through India's rainy season, which typically lasts about four months. But this year's monsoon has been uncharacteristically late and erratic.
Earlier today the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced plans to provide up to $17 billion in desperately-needed assistance to poor nations over the next five years.
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