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According to the International Land Coalition, between 2000 and 2010, foreign actors and country elites acquired an estimated 83 million hectares through large-scale land acquisitions, 70% of which are in Africa, typically without consulting communities.
The documentary "Forward Home," produced as part of IDRC's Opportunities in CARICOM Migration : Brain Circulation, Diasporic Tourism, and Investment project, reveals the economic power of the Caribbean's overseas communities.
In the Caribbean region, the combination of increased imports of processed foods and limited consumption of healthy foods, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, has contributed to a growing problem of obesity.
The high and growing incidence of obesity among young children and adolescents is an alarming trend throughout the Caribbean.
In St Kitts-Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago, partnerships between the agriculture, health, and education sectors have united in a "Farm to Fork" effort to tackle childhood obesity

​Six months ago, the Government of Myanmar established a national minimum wage, expecting that it would stimulate investment in the garment industry. The new wage, 3,600 Kyat (3 US$) a day, is as much as 4.5 times more than unskilled entry-level workers were earning.

Half a year later, on...

Over the past two decades, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has established and subsequently devolved or closed 15 to 20 international secretariats and quasi-secretariats.
An alternative food and nutrition security strategy that links agriculture to health and nutrition.
In Burkina Faso, local cultivation and livestock practices are losing their effectiveness, as temperatures rise and rainfall volumes decrease, exposing farmers to greater vulnerability.
Despite the availability of more reliable forecasts from meteorological services in Kenya, farmers seldom use them for farm level decision-making.