Salvare la biodiversità

Dopo aver discusso dei cambiamenti climatici, domandiamoci: Cosa si intende quando si parla di minacce all'ambiente? Qual è la grande ricchezza naturale che stiamo perdendo? Il mondo ha oramai 7 miliardi e 200 milioni di persone e un PIL di circa 90 trilioni di dollari; sia la popolazione che l’economia continuano a crescere (nonostante la stagnazione … Continua a leggere Salvare la biodiversità

Rwanda on the path to sustainability

Twenty years after the genocide, Rwanda has emerged from suffering and hardships and is a country to which many global development insiders look with amazement. Its growth rate is slightly declining but still pretty much relevant (8% in 2012) and many other indicators mark its consistent advancements.  Much of Rwanda's relative success has been attributed … Continua a leggere Rwanda on the path to sustainability

Our Primary Challenge: Defeat Hunger and Achieve Food Security For All (2)

As quoted in the previous part of this article, the fight against hunger is deeply related to other development targets (empowerment of women, child protection, economic growth etc.). If we talk about protecting farmers and enhancing their productivity, the CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security gives us interesting insights on how … Continua a leggere Our Primary Challenge: Defeat Hunger and Achieve Food Security For All (2)