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Reclaiming India’s wastelands to fight climate change

Reclaiming India’s wastelands to fight climate change

Indian farmers showing off former wasteland that now produces crops. India’s agriculture is highly vulnerable to climate threats. Reclaiming and bringing into production some of India’s wastelands could partially offset some of the projected crop prod…

by · Thursday, 6 December 2018 · India
Reclaiming India’s wastelands to fight climate change

Reclaiming India’s wastelands to fight climate change

Indian farmers showing off former wasteland that now produces crops. India’s agriculture is highly vulnerable to climate threats. Reclaiming and bringing into production some of India’s wastelands could partially offset some of the projected crop prod…

by · Thursday, 6 December 2018 · India
Milk fortification in India: The journey so far

Milk fortification in India: The journey so far

In India alone, 185 million people don’t get enough nutrients. This hidden hunger is especially pervasive among children. as more than 70 percent of India’s children under five are deficient in Vitamin D, and 57 percent of all children in the country …

by · Friday, 30 November 2018 · India
Milk fortification in India: The journey so far

Milk fortification in India: The journey so far

In India alone, 185 million people don’t get enough nutrients. This hidden hunger is especially pervasive among children. as more than 70 percent of India’s children under five are deficient in Vitamin D, and 57 percent of all children in the country …

by · Friday, 30 November 2018 · India
Game-changing technology empowers India’s women farmers

Game-changing technology empowers India’s women farmers

Since it started a decade ago, JEEVIKA, a World Bank program that supports Bihar’s rural communities, has mobilized more than nine million women into self-help and producers groups. Joining forces has helped lower costs and boost agricultural producti…

by · Monday, 26 November 2018 · India, Iran
Game-changing technology empowers India’s women farmers

Game-changing technology empowers India’s women farmers

Since it started a decade ago, JEEVIKA, a World Bank program that supports Bihar’s rural communities, has mobilized more than nine million women into self-help and producers groups. Joining forces has helped lower costs and boost agricultural producti…

by · Monday, 26 November 2018 · India, Iran
Brazil’s small farmers offer lessons to India

Brazil’s small farmers offer lessons to India

Angela, on the far left and dressed in red, is a small-holder farmer and entrepreneur in Brazil. She started a banana business that expanded to packed lunches for truckers, college students, and travelers. Credit Priti Kumar/World Bank

“Once,…

by · Thursday, 15 November 2018 · India
An update on Bhutan’s economy

An update on Bhutan’s economy

Accelerating the reform momentum after the 2018 elections is key to consolidating and furthering Bhutan’s development. Credit: World Bank
Bhutan is one of the smallest, but fastest-growing economies in the world.
 
Its annual average economic growth o…

by · Tuesday, 13 November 2018 · Bhutan, India
Commitment to reforms improves business climate in South Asia

Commitment to reforms improves business climate in South Asia

 

Rikweda, an Afghan fruit processing company in the Kabul Province is well on its way to restoring Afghanistan as a raisin exporting powerhouse—a status the country held until the 1970s when it claimed about 20 percent of the global market. Credit Wo…

by · Wednesday, 31 October 2018 · Afghanistan, India
Budding entrepreneurs in rural Bihar

Budding entrepreneurs in rural Bihar

Rahul Kumar is a 25-year-old community extension worker at Jeevika in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. He set up an agri-business enterprise six months ago and it’s turned out to be quite a success. Kumar earned more than INR 180,000 ($2,700) in ba…

by · Wednesday, 24 October 2018 · India