From the mighty tiger to the humble worker bee, the huge variety of life on Earth contributes to our lives and well-being in more ways than we think. From providing us with food, clean water and air, to supporting our

Ever since New York shut down in March, I have been feeling as if I am living in a Sci-Fi movie. Daily news reports with COVID-related tragedies and havoc around the world. People in plastic suits with face shields and

It comes as no surprise that the concept of "development" is looked upon with such favor as well as fervor by a society so hyper-focused on driving the engines of economic growth. As if through achieving this "state of advancement

FAO Investment Centre Director Mohamed Manssouri speaks about the impacts of COVID-19 on investment in agriculture and smallholder farmers, illustrating what his organization is currently implementing to offset these impacts. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented disruption to our agriculture and

It has been more than eight months since the novel coronavirus was confirmed in China and more than five months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic. Because of the fallout from the pandemic by the end

The continent of Africa is emerging on the international stage as a diverse center of growth, home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies, and with an increasingly youthful population. As COVID-19 threatens to derail this considerable progress, it’s time

(updated 23 September 2020) Few would disagree that we need a more sustainable world, where climate change is finally under control and the degradation of the environment is stopped. But as consumers, we feel helpless, caught in the vortex of

According to the 2020 Global Report on Food Crises, the number of people experiencing acute food insecurity reached a record high of 135 million in 2019, up from 108 million in 2016. And this trend is expected to increase dramatically

The coronavirus has had unintended, harmful effects on art by threatening the place of art in our society. The question is: How harmful?  The pandemic-imposed quarantine has become a matter of deep concern for those who either manage or are personally

In a venture capital space where the norm is too often to just invest in what is seen as safe and has been tried and tested, there has emerged a bias against women and people of color-led companies, as they

FAO Investment Centre Deputy Director John Preissing speaks about the importance of investing in farmers. The FAO Investment Centre has helped to design and implement over 2,250 investment operations across 170 countries, bringing development to scale through investment support with the

During this time of pandemic, sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investing has continued to grow. This is not surprising considering many people see the COVID-19 risks on par with climate change risks. These systemic risks represent the need for a

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