Green Revolution

The secret of this Indian scientist for a better life: the humble chickpea

Indian scientist Rajeev Varshney in a research plot at ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India ICRISAT Indian scientist Rajeev Varshney has spent decades learning all about chickpea, probing the depths of its genome to uncover the secrets of yield, nutrition, drought tolerance, and pest and disease resistance. Varshney, who is currently director of …

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Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Dessalegn in Tanzania for high-level conversations on transforming food systems

By Louis Kalumbia Dar es Salaam. Former Ethiopian Prime Minister and Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for the Green Revolution in Africa (Agra) Hailemariam Dessalegn arrived in the country yesterday, Friday July 9, 2021. Mr. Dessalegn is expected to meet with President Samia Suluhu Hassan to discuss the …

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima conclude state visit to Germany – Royal Central

On July 6 and 7, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands made engagements for the second and third day of their state visit to Germany. On Tuesday, Their Majesties started the day with a visit to the Bundestag, the German Parliament, where, after a meeting with the President …

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Bill Gates should stop telling Africans what kind of agriculture Africans need

Africans have long been told that our agriculture is backward and must be abandoned for a 21st century version of the Green Revolution that allowed India to feed itself. Western science and technology, in the form of science and technology-modified seeds, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, petroleum-powered machinery and artificial irrigation …

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Fighting hunger is fighting climate change

If India is to achieve the sustainable development goal of zero hunger, it must get rid of climate-damaging agricultural policies, say Dr Manoj Dora and Arabinda Padhee of the Brunel Business School at the International Crop Research Institute for the semi-arid tropics … Food is a common thread linking the …

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ETMarkets Investor’s Guide: Is It So Easy To Make Money With Small Cap Stocks?

Hello, you’ve listened to ETMarkets Investors’ Guide, a program about asset classes, investing ideas and market trends. I am Nikhil Agarwal. While many fund managers have advocated a shift in favor of mid caps, small caps are also getting a lot of attention. Against a 1 percent rise in Nifty50 …

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Cannes’ green push in the face of industry waste record

Published on: 03/07/2021 – 05:38Amended: 03/07/2021 – 05:36 Paris (AFP) The Cannes Film Festival is committed to going green, even cutting its red carpet in half, but can that make a difference in an industry built around private jets and rampant consumption? Movie stars from Leonardo DiCaprio to Juliette Binoche …

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Four cutting-edge companies launching an environmental revolution in Europe

Disruptive new businesses offer compelling answers to one of the world’s most pressing problems: achieving lasting prosperity. Many of them are European. Fabrice Bienfait, partner at ETF Partners, a venture capital firm focused on sustainable development, wonders why. If I were to ask a group of people where they think …

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Falkirk Wheel’s solar panel plan will help Scottish canals reach net zero by 2030

Falkirk Wheel’s solar panel plan will help Scottish canals reach net zero by 2030 Posted July 1, 2021 Scottish canals announced plans to reach net zero by 2030 with a green investment of £ 250,000 in the Falkirk wheel. The public body’s investment will see 85 new solar panels installed …

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