Why does food crisis not leave Sudan for good?

About six months ago, in Aug of last year a delegation from South Africa visited South Sudan to donate food items. the donation included 130,000 units each of Sorghum, beans, cooking oil, and salt for 130,000 households. How did this donation alleviate the reported food insecurity for an estimated 8.7 million people presents a complexContinue reading “Why does food crisis not leave Sudan for good?”

Onion shortage- not this year

Onion lovers in the south-east Asia can rest assured that there will been onion shock this year. The Government of India had imposed ban on onion export in September 2019 when the prices of the bulb had crossed Rs 150 per kg in some retail markets. The government also had imposed stock limit and importedContinue reading “Onion shortage- not this year”

Teaching at a refugee camp in Kenya

As per the Global Education Monitoring’s report published on UNESCO World Education Blog, countries on the lower and middle income earning spectrum, hosted about 89% of refugees across the world, in 2017. About 52% of all refugees were under the age of 18. Making education accessible to all, even while trying to survive in refugee mode,Continue reading “Teaching at a refugee camp in Kenya”

Dam the Waters

Indonesia takes the commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals seriously. The Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono claims that Indonesia’s water supply is more than adequate at 2.7 trillion cubic meters per year with 222 billion cubic meters being pumped into homes, animal farms, fisheries and irrigation and 691 billion cubic meters being used by the rest (industrial/Continue reading “Dam the Waters”

Nigeria sees red over Tomatoes

Nigeria is running short of tomatoes. Mira Mehta from the USA is already invested via Tomato Jos Farming and Processing Ltd factory located in Kaduna State and is said to be investing additional N7bn in plant. Mr. Sani Dangote’s N2.8 billion greenhouse nursery in Kano is adding to the supply chain and addressing demand gap.Continue reading “Nigeria sees red over Tomatoes”

Melting the Sun into Water, in Jordan

How do you convert sunshine into water resource for agriculture? Jordan has a lesson to share in sustainable thinking and innovation. With the assistance from the United Nations, Jordan Ministry of Agriculture has been experimenting with the hot-houses, which are growing food for the people, using water de-salinated through solar power. For more details, redContinue reading “Melting the Sun into Water, in Jordan”

Sustainable development fee in Bhutan

The Government of Bhutan has a way with innovating. The Government was first in the world to create a Ministry of Happiness in 2008. After over a decade, they are setting another exemplar, so to say, in terms of  Sustainable Development Fee (SDF). The lower house of ‘Tshogdu’ or Bhutan’s Parliament passed legislation that tourists fromContinue reading “Sustainable development fee in Bhutan”

Flora of economic freedom and sustainability for a community in India

BBC reports a heartwarming story of economic freedom and sustainability from India. Sweet fragrance of flowers and economic freedom is the result of recipes where you combine higher education with passion, social media and innovation. Kalpana Rajesh decided to drop her Chemical Engineering degree by the wayside to start a business involving two of her favorite things,Continue reading “Flora of economic freedom and sustainability for a community in India”

Sustainable development and slums upgradation

The combination of sustainable development and slums up gradation is rarely read together in one sentence. This is exactly what Kei Otsuki,a research associate at the UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace did, highlighting the works of a number of co-culprits, which we need more of. She observes that governmental version of sustainable development is to ‘cleanContinue reading “Sustainable development and slums upgradation”

Sustainable development education

UNESCO- the United Nations’ specialized agency for education, has developed an orientation document to educate the citizens on the agency’s sustainable development goals. For them, education is both a goal in itself but also an instrument to accomplish attaining all the other SDGs. This makes a good reference manual for all concerned. However, we suspectContinue reading “Sustainable development education”

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