Provisional plans to ban single-use plastics, agreed Wednesday by the EU institutions, target products most often found on beaches such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds, and abandoned fishing gear.
We have submitted a new binding offer, funded, and unconditional for the bank’s approval. For the time being we are waiting for the banks reply and stand ready to implement the plan as of the next day of the approval, hence well before Christmas this year
Plunging his shovel into a wheat field covered in soybean residue, Gary Hula hefts up a mound of crumbly soil with a grin. The county is under moderate drought and it’s just above freezing outside, but the soil in his shovel is full of moisture and riddled with worm holes—sure signs of healthy soil.
Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is a direct and firm response to member countries’ enthusiastic encouragement for FAO to play a strong catalytic and supporting role to empower family farmers through innovation.