The future is plant-based. But how do we get there?

Palo Alto, CAThe worlds population is growing, and global climate change will reshape our mapsshifting locations where human settlements can sustainably exist and thrive. Plant science can help us understand and mitigate the coming challenges, including fighting hunger, promoting renewable energy, and sequestering carbon pollution from the atmosphere. But in order to meet the moment, …

Agroecology can address food systems failures – new IFAD report

Rome, 8 September 2021 – In its first comprehensive assessment of agroecology, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced today that 60 percent of its projects use practices from this holistic approach to sustainable agricultural production. The organisation recommends it as one effective way to transform food systems to address rising hunger, malnutrition, climate …

Somaiya Vidyavihar announces Darwin 2021 to promote Cutting Edge Biology to bio-enthusiasts worldwide

Mumbai, September 08, 2021: Darwin, an International Conference and One of India’s Biggest Evolutionary Movements in Biology, introduces its third edition with a lineup of various events. An initiative of Somaiya Vidyavihar, the international conference is organised by Bioriidl, an extension of Research Innovation Incubation Design Laboratory (riidl), a not for profit organisation under Somaiya Trust. …

PCOS Leading Cause of Infertility Among Women

·       60% of women suffering from PCOS manage to become pregnant without any medical assistance ·       India has witnessed a spike of 30% in PCOS cases in last few years, a trend that got exacerbated due to the lifestyle changes enforced by the pandemic BENGALURU / September 7, 2021 – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the leading …

FRAI Supports ‘Halla Bol’ Campaign Proposed by Small Retailers Against the Oppression of Traders by E-Commerce Giants

Appeals government for early roll-out of e-commerce rules New Delhi, 07 September 2021: Federation of Retailer Association of India (FRAI), a representative body of 4 crore micro, small and medium retailers, with Retail Associations from across the country as members of the Federation, has announced its support for ‘Halla Bol’ national campaign initiated by small …

Nick Foulkes appointed President of the GPHG Jury

Geneva, September 6, 2021 –The Foundation of the GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève) is delighted and honoured to announce the appointment of Nick Foulkes as President of the Jury for the 2021 edition, thereby accentuating the international reach of the GPHG. Historian, writer and journalist, Nicholas Foulkes is an internationally recognized authority on culture, …

Protecting biodiversity is crucial to fighting hunger – IFAD calls for increased investments ahead of World Conservation Congress

Rome, 3 September 2021 – If we do not invest more in protecting biodiversity, development cannot be sustainable and we will not eradicate hunger or achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, said the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ahead of his participation in the IUCN World Conservation Congress that begins in Marseille today. …

Artificial Intelligence is Critical Enabler of the Energy Transition, Study Finds

Artificial intelligence (AI) has tremendous potential to accelerate and support the global energy transition It can act as an intelligent layer across many applications to identify patterns, improve system performance, and predict outcomes of complex situations However, leading energy and technology experts say that there are several key barriers preventing AI from being adopted rapidly …

Secretary-General’s statement on Afghanistan

On the day Afghanistan enters a new phase I want to express my grave concern at the deepening humanitarian and economic crisis in the country and the threat of basic services collapsing completely.     Today, almost half of the population of Afghanistan – 18 million people – need humanitarian assistance to survive. One in …