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Feeding chickens, hogs, cows, and fish with insects? This idea will really fly, from Kenya to Canada.
Proof that food and cooking education bears fruit (and vegetables).

La recherche-action menée entre le 1er janvier 2014 et le 30 juin 2016 à l'Université d'État d'Haïti (UEH) dans le cadre du projet Renforcement des capacités d'enseignement dans l'Université en Haïti avait comme finalité l'augmentation du taux de diplomation au 1er cycle universitaire à l'UEH. L...

Transferring funds or making online payments is second nature for many, yet millions of people globally struggle to access basic financial services. Financial inclusion — improving access and availability of financial services for the poor — can reduce inequality and promote social mobility.

Daniel Hillel, who pioneered an innovative way of bringing water to crops in arid and dry-land regions, was named the winner of the 2012 World Food Prize. The announcement was...

How evaluating an educational program that helps women in India empower themselves could help ensure its future.
Through the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Canadian and international researchers are capturing and sharing new insights on what motivates entrepreneurs, and how to help them thrive. Their findings give governments solid ground for policies to spur business innovation.
​When a neighbourhood is at risk of flooding, the most logical solution is to build new houses in more secure areas and to relocate the residents. But in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, things are not so simple.