Alabama farmers battle excessive rains, soggy crops

Alabama farmers battle excessive rains, soggy crops

PIKE ROAD, Ala. (WSFA) – When is the rain going to let up? That’s the question on a lot of Alabamians’ minds lately. After all, it’s rained for 33 of the last 50 days! Farmers are asking the same question with one man in Pike Road having a unique perspective on the situation: It’s been […]

Battle of Minds 2021 Kicks Off

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The most anticipated business case competition, Battle of Minds (BOM) is back with its 18th edition. While this global competition will be mostly virtual due to the pandemic, it brought about exciting new modalities, including an opportunity to secure seed funds for the global winners. Additionally, for the first time ever, the competition opened up […]

Islands, rocks and tuna: Pacific nations draw new battle lines against rising seas

As global warming pushes waters higher, Pacific nations fear their islands could be swamped. REUTERS

States from Kiribati to Tuvalu are mapping their remote islands, scattered across the ocean, in a bid to claim permanent exclusive economic zones (EEZs), stretching 200 nautical miles (370 km) offshore, irrespective of future sea level rise. As global warming pushes waters higher, Pacific nations fear their islands could be swamped, shrinking their EEZs and […]

Indian farm protesters battle police to plant flags at historic Red Fort

Indian farm protesters battle police to plant flags at historic Red Fort

A man holds a flag as he stands on the top of the historic Red Fort during a protest against farm laws introduced by the government, in Delhi, India, January 26, 2021 Reuters Tens of thousands of farmers began the day in a convoy of tractors festooned with Indian and union flags along the city’s […]

The battle for the future of Indian farming – Slow Food International

The battle for the future of Indian farming - Slow Food International

How many farmers are there in India? Not even the government knows, but it’s estimated to be around 145 million families, with estimates ranging from around 40% to as much as 60% of the population—and even taking the low estimate, that’s more farmers than Europe and all the Americas combined. But unlike the farming models […]

Tractors to Twitter: India’s protesting farmers battle on highway, online

Tractors to Twitter: India's protesting farmers battle on highway, online

File photo: Farmers shout slogans at a protest site during a nationwide strike against the newly passed farm bills on a foggy morning, at Singhu border near Delhi on December 8, 2020 Reuters The farmers demand Modi repeal the three farm laws which they say could make them vulnerable to retail giants like Walmart Inc […]