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Digital agri: Zimbabwe farmers gain but mobile money costly

By Tonderayi Mukeredzi HARARE, May 27 2020 (IPS) – Shurugwi communal farmer, Elizabeth Siyapi (57) can no longer be scammed by unscrupulous middlemen to sell her crops cheaply. Nowadays, before she takes her produce to the market she scours her mobile phone, which has become an essential digital agriculture data bank, for the best prices on the market. “When my ... Read More »

Similar, but different nonetheless

Sudhirendar Sharma In their quest to create an identity distinct from India, Islamic identity has only proved regressive for a vibrant plural society. For the people of any country engagement with their lived reality plays a significant role in renegotiating an identity that is distinct from the political identity thrust upon them by the nation-state. Such an identity describes the ... Read More »

How US-China trade deal achieved a little but left out a lot

Washington, (AP/UNB) December 14, 2019 – The limited trade deal that the Trump administration and Beijing announced Friday means Americans will avoid a holiday tax increase on imported toys, clothing and smartphones. U.S. farmers can sell more soybeans and pork to China. And American companies should face less pressure to hand over trade secrets to Beijing. Read More »

Food import bill to fall, but poorest unlikely to benefit

Geneva, May (Kanaga Raja) – The global food import bill is set to decline by 2.5 percent in 2019 to USD 1.472 trillion, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has projected. In its latest Food Outlook released on 9 May, FAO, however, said that poor cereal production prospects for the least-developed countries (LDCs), low-income food-deficit countries ... Read More »

‘Pikachu’ tries to dethrone the ‘Avengers,’ but just misses

Los Angeles, May 13 (AP/UNB) — “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” gave “Avengers: Endgame” a run for its money this weekend at the box office, but the superheroes managed to hold onto the throne once again. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday that the Marvel blockbuster earned an estimated $63.1 million from its third weekend in North American theaters, bringing its domestic ... Read More »

High growth firms create jobs: But what drives firm growth?

A new report looks at the characteristics of high-growth firms, drivers of high-growth, and what this means for policymakers. November 2018—Policies to create jobs, promote entrepreneurship and growth are key priorities for many emerging economies. Designing and implementing reforms is particularly challenging as policymakers attempt to strike a balance across sectors, firm size and incentives that can sustain growth in ... Read More »