This is a Facebook Live interview. Watch the replay! As part of our Spring Meetings 2018 Interview Series, we will be talking with Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), about investments and innovations in agriculture.
This is a Facebook Live interview. Watch the replay! As part of our Spring Meetings 2018 Interview Series, we will be live with Andy Pharoah, Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, Mars, Inc., who will talk about how Mars has set a high bar among global food processing and distribution brands for environmental sustainability and for setting ambitious social targets across its supply chain.
What will it take for the small island states of the Caribbean to become more resilient and sustainable following the recent hurricanes? Join us live on October 13 at 5:00 pm, as we discuss this and other topics with Timothy Antoine, Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.
Want to hear some big ideas on how to #EndPoverty? As part of our Annual Meetings 2017 Interview Series, we will be talking with Katrina Sasse, Farmer at Leichhardt Fields, Australia and Brian Ndyaguma, Project Manager and Entrepreneur, Uganda, about innovations in agriculture. Join us live on October 11 at 11:45 am. Have a question for Katrina and Brian? Ask in the comments!
World Bank Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean Carlos Végh said on Wednesday that after six years of growth deceleration, 2017 would constitute the first year with an increase in growth. The improvement was mainly driven by a strong recovery in Argentina and a more tepid one in Brazil. However, the region will not have the benefits of favorable external factors such as a buoyant global economy or a great demand of raw materials. This means that Latin America must boost its own growth and put its house in order - in some cases with difficult public spending and money management decisions. This was acknowledged by Végh during the presentation of the report "Between a rock and a hard place: the monetary policy dilemma in Latin America and the Caribbean”. This commodity-exporting emerging markets face a critical monetary policy dilemma each time there is an external shock, for example a sudden fall in commodity prices. How should ...