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- Digital Tools Complement Organic Farming at Islamic School in IndonesiaIt appears to be business as usual at the Al-Ittifaq pesantren, the local term for an Islamic boarding school. Yadi and Rezki, both 18, join the subuh, pre-dawn prayer, in the local mosque. After a session of religious meditation, along with other santris, or students, the two study science in… Read more »
- Centering Gender in the Next Biodiversity Agenda: A Long Way to Montreal“I often hear, ‘What do women have to do with biodiversity?’ And I want to ask them back, ‘What do men have to do (with biodiversity)?’,” says Mrinalini Rai, a prominent gender equality rights advocate at the 4th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the UN Biodiversity Convention, which started this… Read more »
- Nuclear-Armed Powers Squander $156.000 Every Minute on Their ‘MAD’ PolicyThey call it MAD: Mutual Assured Destruction. It is about the nuclear-armed powers’ doctrine of military strategy and national security policy. And they spent on their MAD policy more than 156.000 US dollars, every single minute, in just one year–2021. According to their MAD doctrine a full-scale use of nuclear… Read more »
- International Relief Effort After Deadly Afghan Earthquake Displaces ThousandsSurvivors of the deadly earthquake that hit Afghanistan’s Paktika and Khost provinces told of their losses while being treated in hospitals in neighboring Pakistan after a 5.9-magnitude quake killed at least 1000 and displaced thousands more in the early hours of June 22, 2022. The Taliban-led government has appealed for… Read more »
- Digital Technology Buoys Indonesian Catfish FarmersFor years Indramayu has been known as one of Indonesia’s rice centres. The district in West Java is the country’s number one rice producer, generating 1.3 million tonnes of husked rice in 2021, according to Indonesia’s Centre of Statistics (BPS). The country’s total rice production was 54 million tonnes. What… Read more »
- Across Asia and the Pacific, Digitalization of Rural Communities is Leading the Way to a Better Future – But the Goal is to Leave No One BehindJong-Jin Kim is Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Read more »
- A Frightening View: Inside the Eye of the ‘Hurricane of Hunger’When I first met Dr. Roland Bunch, I have to be honest—he scared me. As one of the most well-respected leaders on agronomy and resilient land management, he offers extremely prescient predictions on how famines take root when soils fail—and also has an admirably clear-eyed view of what we need… Read more »
- New and Old Afghan Refugees Make the Best of Life in Neighbouring Pakistan“We came here in 1979 after Russia’s invasion of Afghanistan. My children and grandchildren have grown up here and they don’t want to go back to that war-ravaged country. I go there occasionally to mourn the deaths of near and dear ones,” says Muhammad Jabbar, 67, a former resident of… Read more »
- Why Aren’t More Women Angry?Why aren’t more women angry about their subordination, discrimination, and unequal treatment in the 21st century? Of course, some of the world’s women are angry, but they are comparatively few. Women represent half of the world’s population and clearly play vital roles in humanity’s development, wellbeing, and advancement. Yet, women… Read more »
- Indigenous Communities Want Stake in New Deal to Protect NatureIn early June 2022, more than 30 people from the Maasai community in the Loliondo division in Tanzania’s northern Ngorongoro District were reportedly injured, and one person died following clashes with security forces over the demarcation of their ancestral lands for a new game reserve. According to human rights organisations,… Read more »
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