The President of the General Assembly of the UN held a special session yesterday on technology and data for the Sustainable Development Goals. Robynne Anderson joined Mr. Thomas Videbaek, COO of Novozymes in addressing some of the particular questions of agriculture.
20 April, 2016 - As 60 million people around the world face severe hunger because of El Niño and millions more because of climate change, world leaders will meet in New York this week to sign the Paris Agreement on Earth Day.
Global action is urgently needed to tackle the pervasive problem of malnutrition. For too long, it has been underfunded – receiving just $3.9 billion annually in global funding. Reaching the targets to reduce stunting among children and anemia in women, increase exclusive breastfeeding rates, and mitigate the impact of wasting will require an average annual investment of $7 billion over the next 10 years.
This Competition is aimed at supporting the expansion of proven ideas for a financial product, service or process into new geographies or new customer segment in the rural areas.
The winners for the 2015 Scaling Competition were announced in Accra Ghana on the 14th of April 2016. They consist of five winners coming from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.