This article is part of an editorial collaboration with Heifer International. It was first published on the Heifer International blog. Nothing can stop Leah Amongi, not even a global pandemic. Amongi is a 28-year-old single mother who lives and works in Uganda’s Dokolo

As Afghanistan spirals into chaos and is increasingly overtaken by the Taliban, it has become the one country where conflict, pandemic, and misogyny merge with exceptional force. A perfect storm as COVID-19 rates are soaring with only about 1.6% of

Since early 2020, the world’s attention has been on the global coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic continues to put massive stress on existing health systems, exposing their fault lines. As nations think about how to make health systems more resilient to

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, FAO Investment Centre has increased support to investment and policies, working in 120 countries across the world. Despite an unprecedented and challenging year marked by the global impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FAO Investment Centre’s work

The recently released Global Peace Index (GPI) report, produced yearly by the Institute for Economics and Peace, demonstrates that global peace has deteriorated for the ninth time in a row, this year by 0.07%. However, this is the second smallest

How Can We Boost Progress and Green Growth? Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has seen numerous industries stumble as the crisis has hit many sectors' productivity and employment rates. And in this scenario women have been the

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been severe and far-reaching. Governments worldwide have enforced strict measures to curb the spread of the virus, upending businesses and livelihoods. Global agricultural supply chains continue to face unprecedented disruptions. What has this

A whopping 8 million tons of plastic winds up in the ocean each year, endangering wildlife and polluting ecosystems. This number is expected to grow — a recent report from Pew Charitable Trust suggests that without improvements to waste management, 90 million tons of

Access to electricity is taken for granted in most high-income countries. It is easy to forget how vital a reliable power source is to ensuring access to health. In the world’s poorest regions, where the electricity network is patchy at best, and often non-existent, entire hospitals run on costly and polluting diesel generators – a solution that

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