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by BICAS in 2015
The BRICS Initiative for Critical Agrarian Studies (BICAS) is collaborating with several initiatives and institutions to hold an international conference with an African focus, with emphasis on transformations in food systems and implications for policy responses. The organizers are the Institute...
by FAO in 2015
Food and Nutrition in Numbers – a pocket-sized compendium dedicated to the state of nutrition worldwide— offers diverse data and visualizations highlighting trends on such topics as micronutrient deficiencies, overweight, obesity and non-communicable diseases from 1990 to the present.Additionally,...
by Justin Sandefur, Centre for Global Development in 2015
In this blog, the author refers to the new January volume of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics that contains six separate randomized control trials, using various designs and methods, all attempting to measure the impact of microcredit on poverty (broadly defined), and all reporting...
by Siyabonga Mkhwanazi, IOL in 2015
Deputy Minister of Public Works Jeremy Cronin told Independent Newspapers this week that the Expropriation Bill was now with Parliament, and would be discussed soon. He hoped the bill would be approved before year-end. The bill, which has farming lobby groups up in arms, calls for the expropriation...
by NewsDay in 2015
Tongaat’s Zimbabwean operation has recovered from the turmoil triggered by upheavals induced by land redistribution at the turn of the century and now contributes nearly 35% of the group’s total raw sugar production, behind South Africa with 45%. The rest of the output is from Mozambique (17%) and...

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