AGRICULTURE

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Overcoming water challenges in agriculture

More than three billion people live in agricultural areas with high to very high levels of water shortages and scarcity, and almost half of them face severe constraints.

Furthermore, available freshwater resources per person have declined by more than 20% over the past two decades globally, underscoring the importance of producing more with less, especially in the agriculture sector, the world's largest user of water.

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LIFESTYLE

MTV Africa Music Awards returns with virtual format in 2021
MTV Africa Music Awards returns with virtual format in 2021

The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) is set to make a comeback in 2021, when it will be held virtually, in partnership with Uganda, on 20 February 2021.

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AGRICULTURE

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Global agtech market value to reach $22bn by 2025

According to a new study by Juniper Research, the total value of the agtech market will reach $22.5bn by 2025; rising from $9bn in 2020. This represents an average annual growth rate of 150% over the next five years.

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CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Continental report ranks how friendly African governments are towards girls
Continental report ranks how friendly African governments are towards girls

There are approximately over 308 million girls below 18 years on the African continent. While the African Union's legal and policy framework does refer - patchily - to the rights, interests and plight of girls, continental bodies and national governments can and should do more to protect girls, provide for them and ensure that they participate fully in society.

By Rongedzayi Fambasayi 2 days ago

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up
Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up

Airline travel health advice has so far mostly focused on how to stay hydrated and avoid deep vein thrombosis. What passengers really want, however, is a heightened focus on infection prevention and disease control, free masks, complimentary hand sanitiser, and more space between passengers on the plane.

By Ramon Zenel Shaban and Cristina Sotomayor-Castill 2 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations
Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations

In 2020, countries were to come forward with plans for stronger emissions cuts to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. At the same time, because of Covid-19, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) that had been scheduled for this November in Glasgow, UK, has been postponed to 2021.

23 Nov 2020

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