food security

Pollinators: neonicotinoid pesticides stop bees and flies from getting a good night’s sleep | TC

Kiah Tasman, University of Bristol Neonicotinoids, the most commonly used pesticides in the world, were banned in the EU in 2018. More than 99,000 people… Continue reading Pollinators: neonicotinoid pesticides stop bees and flies from getting a good night’s sleep | TC

food security

Empowering accessibility of food and dealing with pandemics

Jagadish Wagle Accessibility is one of the four components of food security. Food is believed to be accessible and inclusive if the cost is affordable and… Continue reading Empowering accessibility of food and dealing with pandemics

health

Coronavirus vaccine: comprehensive guide by academic experts

Rob Reddick, The Conversation Since the early days of the pandemic, attention has focused on producing a vaccine for COVID-19. With one, it’s hoped it will… Continue reading Coronavirus vaccine: comprehensive guide by academic experts

food security, health

Nutrition, immune system and COVID19

Dr. Shyam P Lohani Nutrition plays a vital role in healthy living. It has proven function in boosting immune system and maintaining proper immune function. Nutrients… Continue reading Nutrition, immune system and COVID19

food security, Women

Breastfeeding during COVID-19 lockdown

Amy Brown, Swansea University and Natalie Shenker, Imperial College London Becoming a parent is challenging at the best of times – but the COVID-19 pandemic and… Continue reading Breastfeeding during COVID-19 lockdown

agriculture, cooperative, Sustainable Development Goals

Achieving the SDGoals through Farmers Cooperatives

Uttam Maharjan Nepal is a predominantly agrarian country where over 65 per cent of the population is engaged in agriculture. In a country which has a… Continue reading Achieving the SDGoals through Farmers Cooperatives

agriculture, food security

Food prices in Nigeria have shot through the roof, is the pandemic to blame?

Adegboye, Folasade Bosede, Covenant University COVID-19 has had a dire effect on global economies. Rising infection rates have led to social distancing directives, persistent lockdowns, the… Continue reading Food prices in Nigeria have shot through the roof, is the pandemic to blame?

inequality, Labour Force, Wage

Reduce Unemployment

To reduce unemployment, companies should cut hours instead of laying off staff Coronavirus is causing a spike in unemployment. Shutterstock.com David Spencer, University of Leeds Unemployment… Continue reading Reduce Unemployment

Climate, Environment, Natural disaster

The global appetite for sand and fuelling crisis

Work conditions for sand miners vary starkly. In Cambodia and southwest China, highly mechanized sand mines offer little local employment. In Nepal, labour-intensive sand mines may… Continue reading The global appetite for sand and fuelling crisis

Climate, food security

The coronavirus is just a beginning of catastrophe

The age of stability is over, and coronavirus is just the beginning Troutnut / shutterstock Wolfgang Knorr, Lund University Humanity has only recently become accustomed to… Continue reading The coronavirus is just a beginning of catastrophe