The 2019 Global Agricultural Productivity Report, ‘Productivity Growth for Sustainable Diets, and More’, released by Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, showed agricultural productivity growth — increasing output of crops and livestock with existing or fewer inputs — is growing globally at an average annual rate of 1.63 percent.
The gap between Britain and the European Union over Brexit remains “very wide”, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday, as British leader Boris Johnson prepared to make a renewed push to reach an exit deal with the bloc.
Until a decade or so ago, experts and world organizations measured the impact of natural and man-made disasters in terms of human losses. For instance, they would inform about the number — and suffering — of human beings falling victims of extraordinary floods, droughts, heat or cold waves, and armed conflicts. This is not the case anymore.
The lead in voter support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative alliance over the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) shrank to a multiyear low of four percentage points, an opinion poll showed on Sunday.
At the Malleswaram school in Bengaluru, which consists of a few basic classrooms, a group of eight-year-old children sit on the floor, practicing their writing in Kannada, the local language. Their teacher does not speak English. They do not have desks. At lunch time, they again sit on the ground to eat their lunch. The government-run school is free of charge.
Improved agricultural water management could halve the global food gap by 2050 and buffer some of the harmful climate change effects on crop yields. For the first time, scientists investigated systematically the worldwide potential to produce more food with the same amount of water by optimizing rain use and irrigation. They found the potential has previously been underestimated. Investing in crop water management could substantially reduce hunger while at the same time making up for population growth. However, putting the findings into practice would require specific local solutions, which remains a challenge.
Managing Director of the Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) said that Iran has dramatically narrowed the production gap with Qatar from the joint South Pars Gas Field following the launching of phases 15 and 16 of field on Monday.
There is a growing divide between who earns a bachelor's degree by age 24, with the gap between the nation's richest and poorest students doubling during the last four decades, according to a report released in the US.