African cotton growers are struggling to compete against US and European producers who enjoy government subsidies. Low cotton prices are making life difficult for unsubsidized African farmers.
Two years ago, the voracious caterpillar emerged in southern Africa. Since then, it has spread to 38 countries on the continent. The World Food and Agricultural Organization is warning of imminent crop failures.
…it has many opportunities. Most importantly, it has to question traditional concepts, in both the areas of economic policy and development aid, writes the great-nephew of the last Ethiopian emperor.
Representatives of the 164 WTO member countries are in Buenos Aires for their biennial meeting. The odds of a breakthrough look grim against the backdrop of Donald Trump's 'America First' policy and discord over China.
Climate change is likely to have contributed to a 7 percent spike in the suicide rate in India over the last 30 years, a new scientific study says. India is experiencing a suicide epidemic, in particular in rural areas.
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