The High Level Expert Panel on Food Security and Nutrition recently published their July 2019 Report on "Agroecology and other Innovative Approaches". The report was inaugrated with a launch event at UN FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.
"Over roughly 40 years, 70% of the population made it into the top 20% of earners for at least one year, according to researchers at Cornell University and Washington University in St. Louis. But only about 21% remained there for 10 consecutive years, and even fewer clung to the top rung for a solid decade."
The Institute for the Social Sciences has awarded 12 small grants to social science researchers in six colleges and schools at Cornell, including three in CALS. The awards assist scholars as they develop new research and seek external funding.
When it comes to studying for their all-important baccalaureate exam, students in Cameroon are largely left to their own devices. Now a team of Cornell researchers wants to use those devices to help them prepare for the test.
"Africa is at a crossroads—and which road its leaders take will shape the lives of billions of people, not only in Africa but also beyond its borders. Often overlooked, population trends play a significant role in Sub-Saharan Africa’s chances for prosperity."
Creating the space for and allowing the Bolivarian Revolution to flourish is perhaps the most important achievement of Venezuela’s Chavista government — but can it survive the current crisis? Dario Azzellini, George Ciccarello-Maher and VA's Cira Pascual Marquina opine in this abridged ROAR compendium.