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Small Egypt Farmers Catch the Eye of Agribusiness: IFAD Finds Key to Success

Twenty-odd years ago, groups of dispossessed farmers and unemployed youth were resettled on smallholdings in Upper Egypt. Authorities told the new arrivals to go till the desert soil. Plots – sandboxes really – of one to two hectares were duly

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IFC – International Finance Corporation: Eliminating Poverty, One Loan at a Time

The famed Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto has said it all along: The world’s destitute are oftentimes somewhat less poor than they think. It’s just that untold millions are toiling away in the informal economy and as such remain under

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Iraqi Government & Industry Gather to Drive Oilfield Optimisation in Iraq

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the fourth Iraq Mega Projects Conference and Exhibition, organised by the CWC Group and supported by the Iraqi Government, will take place from 30 September – 3

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Aid for Trade: Supporting the World’s Poorest

The Heads of Agency of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) – Aid for Trade in action for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) – met in Geneva on 8 July during the Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade. The Heads of

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Solar Industry in the MENA Region: Sunny Prospects

A trend towards generating electricity from solar power is on the horizon for the countries of the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa); The regional market for photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal power plants is expected to reach 3.5

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Intersolar Europe 2013: Cost effective PV Solutions at Display

An increasing number of German companies are investing in renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaics (PV), to provide their own energy supply. The on-site consumption of solar power provides companies and industries with a lucrative alternative to conventionally generated electricity.

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Expo 2020: Selecting the Host City

Brazil, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates have all officially bid to host Expo 2020 by the 02 November 2011 deadline. A decision will be made the the BIE General Assembly in 2013. Expo 2020 will likely represent

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Mines and Money Beijing 2013

Mines and Money Beijing is China’s leading conference and exhibition focusing on Chinese outbound investment into international mining projects. With over 1,000 representatives from China’s leading mineral resource investors and 100 international mining companies in attendance this year, Mines and Money Beijing

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IDB Approves US$ 617 Million in Development Funding

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) recently approved US$ 617 million towards funding development projects including  important projects in the areas of education (US$ 174 million for Indonesia), electricity (US$ 319.6 million for Iran, Uganda and Bangladesh), agriculture (US$ 80 million

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Countdown to the 2013 Global Diaspora Forum

Following the unparalleled momentum and success of the 2011 and 2012 conferences, the third annual Global Diaspora Forum (GDF) is truly going global this year with simultaneously streamed events from around across the world. Join leaders in business, technology, investment and

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