The recipients of the Women Enterprise Recovery Fund have been announced by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund, in collaboration with partners FMO, Visa, and the Government of Canada. Over the next 12 months, the tenContinue Reading

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released a new tool that will provide information on the recovery status of vulnerable and endangered species. The conservation organization, which previously published the Red List to identify endangered species, has now released the Green Status of Species list, which itContinue Reading

As of this writing, the sad conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray area is still going on. As a result, about 400 thousand people are suffering from acute hunger, and ten times that amount require assistance – not to mention the lives that are being put in danger as a result ofContinue Reading

Continental Engineering Services (CES), Continental’s development and manufacturing service provider, and Siemens Mobility will work on the development and production of current collectors for trucks, also known as pantographs. In accordance with EU regulation 2019/1242, the goal is to electrify major sections of the highway network with an overhead lineContinue Reading

In 2008, Raja Mircha or Ghost Pepper received Geographical Indication certification. It is consistently ranked among the top five hottest chilies in the world, according to Scoville Heat Units, and is noted for its distinct scent and flavor.  On Wednesday, Nagaland transported over 250 kg of Raja Mircha, commonly knownContinue Reading

Agriculture provides food for the world, but will Agritech be able to keep the business alive? Despite its size, the global agricultural business remains stagnant or even regressive in some areas, as it is one of the last to catch up to technological innovation. Agriculture employs about one billion peopleContinue Reading

As global hunger rises as a result of the coronavirus epidemic, the UN’s agricultural funding agency announced on Tuesday that it is partnering with public development banks to alter food systems. In a statement, Gilbert Houngbo, the chairman of the Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), said, “This couldContinue Reading

Mr. Guterres warned at the UN Food Systems Summit Pre-Summit in Rome on Monday that up to 811 million people will be hungry in 2020, up from 161 million in 2019. The UN head stated that three billion people cannot afford to eat healthily, citing the disruption caused by theContinue Reading

The European Union has agreed to buy up to 220,000 treatments of GlaxoSmithKline’s experimental monoclonal antibody therapy sotrovimab against COVID-19 from GlaxoSmithKline. The medicine, which is being developed in collaboration with Vir Biotechnology in the United States, can be used to treat high-risk coronavirus patients who have minor symptoms andContinue Reading

The European Union is investing €118 million in 32 small innovative initiatives in 14 EU Member States, Iceland, and Norway for the first time since the Innovation Fund was established. The funds will go toward projects that aim to commercialize low-carbon solutions in energy-intensive industries, hydrogen, energy storage, and renewableContinue Reading