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Food for thought

10 best bet innovations to help agriculture adapt to climate change¬†– innovations in rice, water, digital, finance, livestock and more Social and environment impact entrepreneurs showcased by UNCTAD including using bees to generate big data for environmental protection and an … Continue reading

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Kosher pizza and antisemitism in Rome

Rome has a tiny old Jewish quarter. I stumbled across it looking for somewhere to eat after arriving late Monday night for work meetings Tuesday in FAO.¬† I picked a restaurant with most people in it as an indicator of … Continue reading

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Resilience in Pakistan

I listened to this video today by Shoail Malik on the challenges facing Pakistan – very informative. My notes follow: Challenges facing are immense. Range of social, economic, environment risks which Pakistan faces most. Beset with shocks (debt crisis, energy … Continue reading

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Circular economy examples from McKinsay

Mackinsy has two podcasts on the circular economy The first describes how the linear model (from production through processing to design, retail and disposal) has prevailed for 150 years. Whilst great efficiencies have been made we lose alot of value … Continue reading

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Climate change and the commodity trade

The Swiss Research Institute of Commodities Foundation (SRIC) is an organization established to promote research on commodity training, finance and shipping. Last night, I attended a lecture SRIC organized in Geneva to raise awareness about climate change and the role … Continue reading

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