Monsanto, Monarch butterflies are vanishing!

Our monarch butterflies are vanishing -- and all signs point to Monsanto as the main culprit. Major press outlets worldwide reported earlier this month that the butterflies are in "grave danger". Their population has reached the lowest numbers ever recorded. Now, an independent study has linked the monarch's decline with Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide. This corporate giant knows what it's doing. But Monsanto says we should balance the butterfly's survival with what it calls "productive … [Read more...]

A BRICS Bank for Development, Meetika Srivastava

A BRICS bank for development BRIC which was first used in the year 2001 as an acronym in the Goldman Sachs’s Global Economics paper No. 66 titled “The World Needs Better Economic BRICs” has now become an important bloc comprising of EMERGING POWERS of the world’s new economic order. It has a prominent economy of Latin America i.e., Brazil - a store house of raw materials, the Chinese Dragon; the fastest growing Asian economy and the second largest world economy after the US, the … [Read more...]

Guatemala: Women to the forefront in agriculture

Guatemala: Women to the forefront in agriculture Amanda is a Guatemalan farmer and founder of the Civil Association for the Integral Development of Active Rural Women (Asociación Civil de Desarrollo Integral de Mujeres Activas Rurales - ACDIMAR). This P4P association is formed exclusively by women. Amanda Lopez is a 56 year-old woman who lives and works on the Pacific coastal plain in Guatemala. She is a farmer and founder of the Civil Association for the Integral (Asociación Civil de … [Read more...]

IFAD: Corporate-level evaluation on IFAD’s performance – Taking Action to support Women!

      Corporate-level evaluation on IFAD’s performance with regard to ...   'Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment'.       Taking Action to support Women New evaluation on gender equality and women's empowerment in IFAD's projects points the way to further progress   Rome, February 2011 – An evaluation of projects and activities undertaken by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has found that, while there is room for improvement, the agency has made significant … [Read more...]

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