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What do the food and forex crises hold for Sri Lanka?
Sep 04, 2021

What do the food and forex crises hold for Sri Lanka?

After the declaration of a food emergency, the island nation must navigate a tricky situtaiton

Why India's food value-chain needs better risk management instruments amid Ukraine war
May 30, 2022

Why India's food value-chain needs better risk management instruments amid Ukraine war

The Russian attack on Ukraine’s agricultural industry has largely destroyed the agricultural supply chain. The impact has been felt on the Indian economy as well.

Why Women Face More Food Insecurity Than Men
May 09, 2022

Why Women Face More Food Insecurity Than Men

It is said that ‘Hunger has a woman’s face’ as in nearly two-thirds of all countries, women face more food insecurity than men

World Food Safety Day 2023: Role of food standards
Jun 08, 2023

World Food Safety Day 2023: Role of food standards

In line with this year’s World Food Safety Day theme, this brief explores the role of proper food standards in ensuring the safety, quality, and int

World Food Safety Day: Aiming for safer food and better health
Jun 07, 2022

World Food Safety Day: Aiming for safer food and better health

This year’s World Food Safety Day focuses on the role of safe nutritious food for better health and well-being; communities and the government shoul

#Millets: अनाज और पानी के संकट का मुक़ाबला करने के लिए सुपर फूड साबित हो रहे हैं ‘मोटे’अनाज
Apr 08, 2022

#Millets: अनाज और पानी के संकट का मुक़ाबला करने के लिए सुपर फूड साबित हो रहे हैं ‘मोटे’अनाज

दुनिया भर के लोगों को जलवायु के अनुकूल मोटे अनाज के उत्पा�

#WestBengal के निचले Indo-Gangetic Plain में भू-जल संसाधनों की वर्तमान स्थिति की जांच!
Aug 06, 2022

#WestBengal के निचले Indo-Gangetic Plain में भू-जल संसाधनों की वर्तमान स्थिति की जांच!

पूरे भारत में आमतौर पर हर घर में चावल यानी धान खाया जाता ह�

'हवामान बदलाच्या आव्हानांचा सामना करण्यासाठी जबाबदार प्रशासन गरजेचे'
Jun 11, 2024

'हवामान बदलाच्या आव्हानांचा सामना करण्यासाठी जबाबदार प्रशासन गरजेचे'

भारताने बॉन आव्हानाला तोंड देण्याचे आश्वासन दिले होते त�

2024: The year that changed democracy?
Dec 16, 2023

2024: The year that changed democracy?

The Indian general election will go beyond reaffirming the power of democracy; it could make 2024 the year that took democracy home to the people of t

2024: लोकशाही बदलणारे वर्ष?
Jan 06, 2024

2024: लोकशाही बदलणारे वर्ष?

भारतात होणारी आगामी लोकसभा निवडणूक लोकशाहीच्या सामर्थ्

70 Policies — Agricultural Prices Commission, 1965
Aug 04, 2018

70 Policies — Agricultural Prices Commission, 1965

Completely aligned with a control mindset, the practice of ensuring that farmers get a fair return on their production in an era of food surpluses con

A landscape analysis of adolescent health in India: The case of Uttar Pradesh
Dec 11, 2019

A landscape analysis of adolescent health in India: The case of Uttar Pradesh

The health of adolescents is crucial to achieving India’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Government of India has spotlighted adolescent health in various programmes and policies. However, substantial health challenges continue to affect Indian youth. This paper describes the health profile of adolescents in India and, in particular in Uttar Pradesh, one of the country’s least performing states in the domain of health outcomes.

A long-drawn and rising public-health concern: Hepatitis in the post-COVID world
Jul 28, 2022

A long-drawn and rising public-health concern: Hepatitis in the post-COVID world

As World Hepatitis Day is being observed, it is imperative to be aware of this public health threat, especially since the incidence of hepatitis cases

Accountable governance for fighting climate change challenges
Jun 04, 2024

Accountable governance for fighting climate change challenges

As the challenges of climate change and its impact become a major part of public discourse, they are gaining increased momentum in institutional polit

Achieving SDGs in Small Island Developing States: Financing the Blue Economy Through Collaboration
Apr 17, 2024

Achieving SDGs in Small Island Developing States: Financing the Blue Economy Through Collaboration

The geographical and socioeconomic characteristics of small island developing states (SIDS) expose them to unique challenges. Climate change, in particular, poses a severe threat to SIDS, with rising sea levels, ocean acidification, and changing precipitation patterns negatively affecting their ecosystems, economies, and communities. This brief assesses the challenges faced by SIDS in accessing traditional climate financing and analyses the effec

Addressing stunting: A critical concern in Africa
May 24, 2024

Addressing stunting: A critical concern in Africa

Stunting remains a significant public health challenge in Africa, with far-reaching implications for child health, development, and future prospects

Afghan women under Taliban rule
Dec 27, 2021

Afghan women under Taliban rule

Since the fall of Kabul, women and girls are increasingly living under deplorable conditions in Afghanistan

Africa is rising but so is hunger
May 27, 2019

Africa is rising but so is hunger

Higher growth and higher export earnings based on exports of natural resources will not help Africa achieve the zero-hunger goal.

African Human Capital investment: Crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
May 25, 2023

African Human Capital investment: Crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Multiple overlapping global crises—such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change-related natural disasters, and regional armed conflicts—have high

Aid and assistance in Afghanistan: Challenges and look ahead
Apr 01, 2023

Aid and assistance in Afghanistan: Challenges and look ahead

Figuring out how to support the Afghan people without strengthening the Taliban has been the challenge that is confronting the global community

Analysing India's climate policy and the route post-COP27
Nov 25, 2022

Analysing India's climate policy and the route post-COP27

Ambition and prioritisation of climate action in national policies coupled with fuelling international cooperation can help India emerge as a global l

Annual Outlook 2021: Silver Linings
Feb 11, 2021

Annual Outlook 2021: Silver Linings

One year after the first deaths due to COVID-19 were announced, the world is still grappling with the twinned health and economic crises resulting from the pandemic. At the start of 2021, it is evident that an uneven economic recovery has taken shape across the globe, with some countries — such as Taiwan and Vietnam — having experienced remarkably few cases, whilst others — namely, the US, India, Brazil, and parts of Europe — are still co

Another looming crisis in the Middle East: Climate change
Nov 16, 2023

Another looming crisis in the Middle East: Climate change

The climate crisis has become a leading concern in the Middle East and the upcoming COP28 climate conference in the UAE serves as a pivotal platform t

Are West’s war aims expanding?
May 18, 2022

Are West’s war aims expanding?

What does the future of the Russia-Ukraine war hold for the West?

Assessing the 36th African Union Summit
Mar 07, 2023

Assessing the 36th African Union Summit

Never before has Africa been led by such a tiny island country, and therefore, it brings a tide of change and focuses perhaps on the problems of small

Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Public Health and Nutrition Security
Mar 22, 2024

Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Public Health and Nutrition Security

Climate change poses a significant risk to global food security. Rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and shifting precipitation patterns impact food production, disrupting food supply chains, increasing food prices, and diminishing food safety. These effects are particularly apparent in developing countries, where vulnerable populations struggle to access nutritious foods and small farmers face financial challenges. Tackling the impacts

AU's push for global financial reforms is a must for SDG revival
Jun 05, 2024

AU's push for global financial reforms is a must for SDG revival

Massive resources are needed to realign Africa's SDGs, and the current global financial order is proving to be inadequate. The AU must boost efforts a

Australian agriculture amidst droughts: Productivity gains and integration into global value chains key to global competitiveness
Feb 11, 2022

Australian agriculture amidst droughts: Productivity gains and integration into global value chains key to global competitiveness

Despite extreme climate events, through timely policy measures, Australia has not only achieved food security but also has become a large exporter

Avoid Knee-jerk Reactions to Tackle Inflation
Apr 14, 2008

Avoid Knee-jerk Reactions to Tackle Inflation

With India's annual inflation rate rising to a near four-year high on a point-to-point basis on the back of rising food prices, the search for policies to combat the price rise poses unusual challenges. The nature and causes of the current spiraling inflation in India has become a subject of intense debate, primarily because of the ostensible role of `imported inflation' in driving the domestic prices north. Issues like poor performance of the Pu

Between a rock and a hard place: African position on the Russia–Ukraine conflict
Mar 11, 2022

Between a rock and a hard place: African position on the Russia–Ukraine conflict

Equivocal sentiments emanate from African countries on their stance on voting for the UN resolution demanding withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrai

Blue Carbon: India’s time to create some waves
Dec 26, 2022

Blue Carbon: India’s time to create some waves

India must adopt blue-carbon solutions if it intends to emerge as a global climate leader

Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean: Governance perspectives for sustainable development in the region
Jan 18, 2019

Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean: Governance perspectives for sustainable development in the region

The Indian Ocean is vital to the economies, security and livelihoods of its littoral states. However, the economic and sustainable development issues in the rim are particularly challenging since the countries, with diverse political systems, development status and agendas, are home to one- third of the world’s population that rely extensively on the marine resources for sustenance, thereby subjecting the ocean’s resources to pressures from p

Blue opportunities for the Pacific Island Developing States (PIDS)
Feb 07, 2022

Blue opportunities for the Pacific Island Developing States (PIDS)

The PSIDS require a holistic approach to development as business-as-usual is proving to be detrimental to the ocean ecosystem and the people whose liv

Brexit | How will this never-ending drama end?
Sep 06, 2019

Brexit | How will this never-ending drama end?

A no-deal Brexit would be economically disastrous for the UK and might even lead to shortage of medicines and food in the short- to medium-term. However that is not Boris Johnson’s concern at the moment.

Building climate-resilient health systems in India
Aug 21, 2023

Building climate-resilient health systems in India

Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity, and developing nations of the Global South are expected to be the most vulnerable

Building resilience with digital public infrastructure
Oct 26, 2022

Building resilience with digital public infrastructure

The G20 can steward inclusive approaches to digital transformation, directing international development cooperation, and strengthening multilateralism

Can Africa and India meet the SDG 2030 target of Zero Hunger?
Apr 06, 2019

Can Africa and India meet the SDG 2030 target of Zero Hunger?

Both Africa and India continue to have the highest percentage of under-five children who are undernourished.

Can the Centre hold?
Feb 17, 2011

Can the Centre hold?

The contradictions in the path of India's global rise and its accompanying stature as an important player in international affairs, while it grapples with issues of food security, rising prices, inflation and governance challenges, were highlighted by senior academician Dr. Mira Kamdar at a talk titled "Can the Centre hold?" at Observer Research Foundation recently (February 17).

Case for R&D in Climate Tech Innovation: जलवायु प्रोद्योगिकी नवाचार में अनुसंधान और विकास के मायने
Jul 26, 2023

Case for R&D in Climate Tech Innovation: जलवायु प्रोद्योगिकी नवाचार में अनुसंधान और विकास के मायने

सरकार, निवेशकों, संस्थाओं एवं उद्यमियों की तरफ से एकसाथ म�

China and Indonesia: A new tug-of-war
Oct 13, 2017

China and Indonesia: A new tug-of-war

Indonesia is increasing its military presence in the region and upgrading its forces in the Natuna Islands as it seeks to challenge China and maintain its control over an important sea domain containing abundant marine food and energy resources.