Building a Nature-Positive Economy
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Building a Nature-Positive Economy

Paul Polman and Eva Zabey, LONDON/GENEVA – The planet’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping points, with extinction rates 100-1,000 times higher than they were a century ago. Our current economic system has put natural resources under ever-increasing pressure. As the recent UK Treasury-commissioned Dasgupta Review of the Economics of Biodiversity puts it, our economies “are embedded within Nature … […]

Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory Commissioned-Uganda
Africa Agribusiness

Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory Commissioned-Uganda

KAMPALA, April 26, 2021:- The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, was Thursday commissioned the first-ever Irish Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory in East and Central Africa. Agro-Genetic Technologies Ltd. (AGT Laboratories), located 32 kilometres to the east of the capital Kampala in Namawojjolo on the Kampala-Jinja highway. AGT Laboratories is part of Uganda Investment […]

Digital Opportunities in Agriculture-AFDB, FAO and CGIAR
Africa Agribusiness ICT

Digital Opportunities in Agriculture-AFDB, FAO and CGIAR

Abidjan, 26 April 2021 – Drones, satellites, geographic information systems, weather stations and advanced analytics are some of the most promising technologies for providing solutions to Africa’s agricultural challenges. This is according to the joint Digital Agricultural Profiles carried out by the African Development Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and […]

ICT Can Potentially Reduce Carbon Emissions in Africa-Huawei
Africa ICT

ICT Can Potentially Reduce Carbon Emissions in Africa-Huawei

Kampala Uganda, 23 April 2021: Global tech company, Huawei believes that information and communication technologies or ICTs, has the potential to reduce global carbon emissions by 20% over the next decade. William Xu, Director of the Board and President of Huawei’s Institute of Strategic Research, recently said energy sustainability was a daunting challenge that faced […]

Africa’s Recovery Offers Enormous Opportunities
Africa Opportunities

Africa’s Recovery Offers Enormous Opportunities

Abidjan, 23 April 2021 – Sounding a note of optimism at the European Union-Africa Green Investment Forum on Friday, African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina reminded global audiences of the continent’s vast opportunities for green growth.  “Africa is a huge market offering incredible opportunities. The recovery pathway offers enormous opportunities. Recovery must be green […]

Can Multilateral Cooperation Coexist with Great-Power Rivalry?
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Can Multilateral Cooperation Coexist with Great-Power Rivalry?

Kemal Derviş and Sebastián Strauss, WASHINGTON, DC – Three important recent initiatives from US President Joe Biden’s administration illustrate America’s reengagement with the world and support for inclusive global multilateralism. The big question now, with the United States, again seeking to play an international leadership role, is whether such cooperation can work – and how China will […]