Women custodians of biodiversity hold key to food security
22 February 2019 | 1:02 pm
A UN report on the state of world biodiversity for food and agriculture links rising food insecurity and chronic hunger to threatened habitats and ecosystems. But traditional female stewards of biodiversity offer hope.
7 Apr 2022
Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics says that more than 70 percent of households have been skipping meals since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, initiatives are teaching people how to grow their own food.
12 Apr 2022
We look at the major takeaways from the first round of the French presidential election, which saw Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen qualify for the run-off on April 24. The French press focuses on the rise of far-right and far-left candidates as well as the decline of centrist parties. Meanwhile, international papers report on how a win for either Macron or Le Pen would affect European support for Kyiv amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
1 May 2022
According to the UN World Food Programme, the war in Ukraine is creating a local agricultural and global food supply catastrophe beyond anything seen since World War II. Some 30 percent of the world's wheat supply comes from the region, with some African and Middle Eastern countries depending on Russia or Ukraine for up to 80 percent of their wheat imports. Rabah Arezki, former chief economist for the MENA region at the World Bank, joined us on Perspective to tell us more.
31 May 2022
Sri Lanka is facing one of the worst economic crises in recent decades, triggering public anger and mass protests, which have fostered unity across ethnic and religious lines.
23 Jun 2022
Talks are currently underway in Kenya on a new international treaty to tackle dramatic species loss. What exactly is at stake? Here's what you need to know.
23 Jul 2022
A traditional Macedonian wedding starts with a shave. It’s one of many symbolic customs at a ‘Petrovden’ wedding, which happen every July in the village of Galicnik.
27 Jul 2022
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5 Aug 2022
In Africa, greenhouse farm is becoming an alternative to fight food insecurity and high food prices caused by the Ukranian war. Specially in Cameroon, this agricultural technique, in which crops are cultivated under enclosed environment, can now help many families to afford food prices.
In Africa, greenhouse farming is proving a way of fighting food insecurity and high food prices caused by the Ukrainian war. In Cameroon, this agricultural technique — cultivating crops in an enclosed environment — is helping many families afford food.
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Nigeria expects to produce 23 million metric tonnes of maize this year, a 12% rise from last year, thanks to cheaper credit from the central bank, which has helped blunt the high costs of fertiliser and diesel, the maize growers association said.
One week after another coup d'état, our correspondents take stock of years of political instability and terrorism in Burkina Faso. International organisations say there are now two million internally displaced people inside the country, and many of them are children. Also in this edition: Lesotho goes to the polls.
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With his appointment, the 34-year-old Israeli musician adds another top-notch orchestra to his portfolio. Shani's predecessor, Valery Gergiev, was fired in 2022 after failing to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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In some species of anglerfish, including a very rare footballfish (Himantolophus melanolophus), the small male tracks down a female and bites on to her. When she releases her eggs, he fertilises them then swims off into the dark to search for another mate.
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The FBI search of the president's second home in Delaware has ended without classified documents being unearthed. Classified documents had previously been found in Biden's other home and a former office.
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Vice President Kamala Harris was invited to join Tyre Nichols' family and several civil rights activists to pay their respects. Nichols died after being violently beaten by a group of police officers in Memphis.
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In Peru, approximately 270,000 women and 22,000 men were sterilised between 1996 and 2000 as the result of a controversial birth control policy. The goal of ex-President Alberto Fujimori and his administration was to reduce poverty. But thousands of indigenous women, who did not always speak Spanish, say they were forcibly sterilised. More than two decades on, victims are still fighting for justice.