Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Botswana is the home to the world's most richest diamond mine, and produces more gem quality stones than any country on the planet. But when it began renegotiating mining contracts in 2006, Botswana decided it no longer wished to depend on mining giant De Beers for
Could Africa be the world's next breadbasket?
Humanitarian agencies have long been using protein and energy bars filled with nutrients and vitamins when responding to food emergencies.
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.
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.
Watch out for blanket statements about all of Africa - it's a huge continent and we've recently written quite a bit about sub-Saharan Africa being a potential breadbasket.
Is there a quote from the article that sets up the study findings?
Could you imagine having to walk a full day to get medical care, and then wait weeks to learn your test results?
More than $50 billion of foreign aid is given to African countries every year to address poverty on the continent.
It’s not easy to find something good to say about the global economic downturn, but a former World Bank economist claims that there is a possible bright spot.
We have elevation maps, weather maps, and population maps. So why not soil maps? It may be the key to the food security of an entire continent.
Since the beginning of the presidential election, President Obama has always had tremendous support from African nations because of his Kenyan roots.
Did you know that it costs more to ship a ton of wheat from Kenya to neighboring Uganda than it does to ship it across the Atlantic?
First, food and fuel prices skyrocketed, causing serious problems for families in the developing world. Now, the worldwide credit crisis has delivered yet another serious blow to the economic outlook for low and middle-income countries.
Working Villages International (WVI) is an NGO with a unique take on how to eliminate poverty in Africa. Their new initiative, Village Reliance, aims to combat poverty directly, rather than dealing only with its effects.
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