Download logo A major focus on boosting the agricultural sectors and promoting rural development in Africa is needed to ensure a better future for the continent's youth who, if given the chance, can be the drivers of development, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the inauguration of the Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development. "It will not be possible to modernize African agriculture if we do not stimulate rural youth with options other than migration," he said. "We need young people in rural areas, we need rural development, and we can't have that without facing the challenges of climate change," he added. He also emphasized that global hunger rates are rising in various parts of Africa.. "If we don't step up our actions in the Sahel we will not achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda and the Zero Hunger goal by 2030," he said. The Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development, was established by the Italian government in … [Read more...] about Africa Center for Climate and Sustainable Development inaugurated in Rome
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The City of Joliet faces some major challenges over the next few years. For instance, needed infrastructure improvements to accommodate the increased truck traffic from the largest inland port in the country, re-inventing downtown Joliet, developing the old Collins street prison into an entertainment venue, and finding additional uses for the baseball stadium. These are but a few of the challenges that will occupy our attention for a few years, maybe longer. Some challenges take much longer. The city took decades to face the mandated combined sewer separation project. When the project was originally mandated the city council at the time used the now well-worn “kick-the-can down the road” option to let future councils deal with it. When the current council committed to the project last year the cost had more than doubled and the city had to borrow money for the project. The City faces other, more daunting undertakings. One of the most important challenges facing the city, … [Read more...] about Wayne’s Words: Turning challenges into positives
The Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Egypt and the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), with the participation of the relevant ministries, held yesterday an awareness-raising workshop on Transforming Food and Agriculture to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from 24 to 26 June 2018. The workshop was conducted by experts from FAO headquarters in Rome, including Mr. JeanMarc Faures, Senior Officer, Ms. Kakoli Ghosh, Coordinator, Mr. Michael Clark, Senior Coordinator, and Mr. Yacoub Said, Global Strategy Statistician. The opening session was attended by General Khairy Barakat, president of CAPMAS; Mr. Hussein Gadain, FAO Representative in Egypt, along with a specialized expert from WFP. Representatives from relevant ministries have also participated in the workshop such as the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR), Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) and Ministry of Planning, Follow … [Read more...] about Egypt: The Food and Agriculture organization (FAO) and Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) Hold a Workshop on “Transforming Food and Agriculture to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”
Named to global list of professionals shaping sustainable business CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 4, 2018-- GreenBiz Group and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development today named Campbell’s Andrea Chu, as one of the 2018 “30 Under 30,” a global list of leaders from across sectors who are shaping the next generation of sustainable business. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180604006456/en/ Andrea Chu, sustainable agriculture analyst, Campbell Soup (Photo: Business Wire) In her role as sustainable agriculture analyst at Campbell, Chu, 26, is focused on raising standards for suppliers, setting sustainable sourcing goals and tackling specific ingredients. She developed Campbell's first enterprise-wide sustainable agriculture strategy, which provides greater transparency to consumers about how their food is grown. “I have high aspirations for what we can … [Read more...] about GreenBiz Recognizes Campbell’s Andrea Chu as “30 Under 30” Sustainability Leader
Skip to main Content Alaska News Alaska Life Politics Outdoor/Adventure Opinions Sports Alaska Visitors Guide Local Anchorage | Anchorage 55°F Anchorage: 55°F Subscribe Obituaries Customer Service E-edition Feedback Sponsored Content Real Estate Opinions Author: Steve Haycox | Opinion The site of the only oil well – completed in the mid-1980s – ever drilled in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services via The New York Times) The site of the only oil well – completed in the mid-1980s – ever drilled in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services via The New York Times) Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Tumblr Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google Plus Print article Alaska seems on the verge of an economic mega-project with … [Read more...] about Hope springs eternal for ANWR development. But don’t hold your breath.