Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Sugar rushes tend to be followed by sugar crashes.
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.
We may be in the midst of global recession, but if countries react by curbing their trade with each other, it will only hurt the poorest among them.
The Algerian government hopes to boost the country's economy by shifting the weekend from Thursday and Friday to Friday and Saturday. The change comes after 33 years of Thursday-Friday weekends.
Jeton Qallaku, a Bronx resident, sends about three percent of his $60,000 salary back to his parents and sister in Kosovo each year. Qallaku's family mostly uses these remittance payments to keep up with their water, sewage, and electricity bills.
Can China go green without disrupting their economic growth?
Fossil fuels provide most of the energy powering the world’s post populated country, but last month China committed to producing more energy from cleaner sources.
La Oroya, Peru, is one of the ten most polluted places in the world, according to the Blacksmith Institute, a New York-based global health agency.
Chile's salmon industry is worth $2 billion and the fish are one of the country's top four exports. Chile is the biggest supplier of salmon to the U.S. and second to the world.
The following post is from One Table, a Mercy Corps campaign to fight world hunger by investing in the world's women.
Over the past few years, hundreds of thousands of farmers in rural India have transitioned organic farming. But can these families grow enough to compete with conventional agriculture?
Made in China.
India's textile industry is contracting after several years of almost double digit growth, Forbes reports. About 35 million people are employed through India's textile industry.
Pork is a staple of the Romanian diet, and the country has become one of the largest producers of pig products in Europe. But it's not necessarily Romanians who are profiting from the growing industry.
Mercy Corps has started an agency blog to give a glimpse into the work, thoughts and ideas of our team around the world. Here's a post I wrote yesterday that is really appropriate for Global Envision.
Earlier this month, Obama began taking the first small yet significant steps to implementing a different relationship with the island by signing new measures into law.
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