At the end of the year, the prediction game becomes a top sporting event in the publishing industry, with everyone throwing their predictions on the wall to see if they stick. I’ll throw mine too but I’ll do it in

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY,  ASTRID AGOSTINI, A SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE FAO .THIS PIECE IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES HERE.  In 2015, the international community adopted the

Fresno is the largest city in the Central Valley area of California and Fresno County is the number one agricultural producing county in the country, employing many seasonal workers and a diverse immigrant population. Despite its growing economy, Fresno is

Central Kathmandu is in a frenzy, brimming with young Nepalis searching the streets for possibilities, biding their time in this difficult place until they are able to find a way out. Many have left their home villages in rural parts

The Strategic Value of Unearmarked Funds  In 2013, FAO launched the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, a unique Africa-led initiative to improve agriculture and food security across the continent. The fund aims to pool resources from Africa’s strongest economies and use them across

On October 5, 2016, I attended a prescreening of the movie The Accountant which was released on October 14, 2016. The invitation was through an Alumni event hosted by the University of Pennsylvania with a forum with the director, Gavin O'Connor proceeding the

AND WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT Fake news is emotionally-charged bits of disinformation. And, in large numbers and constantly repeated – online, news travels fast and far –  it can be lethal.  As was chillingly demonstrated by the murder of

As the New Year approaches, numerous columnists and media personalities have been vocal in their lamentations of past year. 'Watch Mojo' listed ten events that made the previous year “the worst,” whereas host of 'Last Week Tonight', John Oliver, literally

What Will American Foreign Policy Look Like Under a Trump Administration? Throughout the course of the 2016 United States Presidential Election, it was sold to the American people as a choice: continued or increased involvement in global affairs or self-imposed isolationism. In truth, it was not

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