Tags: africa

Cut Pesticide Use to Boost Yields? It's Worked for Millions of Farmers in Asia and Africa

May 3rd, 2015
in econ_news

Pesticides are intended to be harmful. They kill pests, diseases and weeds. But some also harm humans and wildlife. Pesticides are a huge global business, worth around US$45 billion. Each year, 3.5 billion kilogrammes of pesticides are applied to food crops and their use is growing. more »

Out of Africa: Modern Humans Left the Home Continent in at Least Two Waves

October 26th, 2014
in econ_news

It is well established that modern humans originated in Africa, before moving out to inhabit rest of the planet. They first spread into Asia and Europe via the Arabian Peninsula, and those in the Far East eventually reached America and the Pacific islands. more »

Doing Business with Africa

January 1st, 2014
in econ_news, syndication

Econintersect: Many do not understand the roles governments play in exporting goods and services. The USA government is no exception. This month, US Census produced TradeSource focused on government efforts to expand trade with Africa.   [to view… more »

Indonesian Waters Are the World’s Most Dangerous

November 22nd, 2013
in News, econ_news, syndication

by Felix Richter, Statista.com According to the ICC, there were only four pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia between January and September 2013. While east African waters seem to be improving in terms of security, the situation appears to be deter… more »

Infographic of the Day: Boneyard - Three At-Risk Animal Species in Africa

November 13th, 2013
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While around 18,000 new animal, insect or plant species are discovered yearly, other species are on the edge of extinction — including some that are newly discovered and others that have been around in some form for million of years. The African con… more »

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