According to figures by the Statistical Center of Iran (SCI), employment in the country’s rural areas and regions with a population of less than 10,000 witnessed a 25.3% growth from March 21 through June 21, 2019, said the Iranian minister of cooperatives, labor and social welfare.
Adelaida Marca, an Aymaran indigenous woman who produces premium oregano in Socoroma, in the foothills of the Andes in the far north of Chile, embodies the recovery of heirloom seeds, and is a representative of a workforce that supports thousands of people and of a future marked by greater gender equality.
The gap between America’s rural poor and non-poor, like in urban America, continues to widen. The difference in rural America, however, is that the gap is widening faster than in any of the nation’s grittiest cities or suburban counties.
Population growth, increasing urbanization, modern technologies, and climate change are transforming the world at a fast pace. But what direction are these transformations headed in? Are they benefiting the poor and the food insecure? And will the food systems of the future be able to feed and employ the millions of young people poised to enter labor markets in the decades to come?
Cultural Heritage Desk
Over 600 semi-finished tourism projects were completed nationwide since the current government took office in 2013, said deputy head of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.
Harvesting the benefits of core agricultural research, which often bears on improved crop varieties and plant diseases, increasingly depends on the social and economic conditions into which its seeds are sown.