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by Jorge Rojas-Ruiz and Anna Diofasi, Humanitas Global An estimated 500 million small-scale farmers worldwide help feed nearly a third of the global population, about 2 billion people. However, farmers are often struggling to improve their efficiency, productivity and sustainability in the face of changing local and global conditions. Mobile phones can support small-scale farmers overcome the many uncertainties and risks they face during and after production, and thus help boost their performance. They create access to much-needed services on several fronts, from providing market and price information to knowledge sharing, insuring crop production and monitoring children’s nutrition status. Typically,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Hunger-Undernutrition Blog
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by Anna Diofasi, Humanitas Global Amidst a multitude of global concerns for people’s health and well-being, developmental disabilities such as autism often get overlooked. It was in recognition of this informational and programmatic deficit, that the UN has declared April 2 World Autism Awareness Day. Despite the relatively small space it occupies on the development agenda, Autism Spectrum Disorder is no small scale concern. It is believed to affect about 1% of the world population – over 700 million people – and it occurs across all geographies, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Its impact on children, families, and their communities... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Humanitas Global Development Blog
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