Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen was born 200 years ago. He founded the idea of the farmers' cooperative, which has since spread to many other industries.
If Hanoi wants clean air, residents in the Vietnamese capital are going to have to kick their moped habit. Or at least trade in polluting models for cleaner alternatives.
Several hundred thousands of farmers have committed suicide in the last two decades, driven by poverty and debt following failed harvests. For the families left behind, especially women, the consequences can be harsh.
For 30 years, the Brazilian government has been monitoring the extent of logging in the world's largest rainforest. What began with huge photos on paper is now digital — and yet trees are still being felled.
An indigenous community is trying to improve Vietnam's coffee reputation by growing better-quality, organic beans. There's more to the world's second-biggest producer than just instant coffee, they say.
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