The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today announced plans to provide at least $14 billion over 2022–2025 in a comprehensive program of support to ease a worsening food crisis in Asia and the Pacific, and improve long-term food security by strengthening food systems against the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss. The assistance expands ADB’s already significant support for food security in the region, where nearly 1.1 billion people lack healthy diets due to poverty and food prices which have soared to record highs this year. The funding will be channeled through existing and new projects in sectors including farm inputs, food production and distribution, social protection, irrigation, and water resources management, as well as projects leveraging nature-based solutions. ADB will continue to invest in other activities which contribute to food security such as energy transition, transport, access to rural finance, environmental management, health, and education. … [Read more...] about ADB plans USD 14 billion to ease food crisis in Asia and the Pacific
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As environmental concerns rise and resources deplete we need to shift towards a new model of consumption that can support the economy and help the planet: the circular economy. Earth Overshoot Day is a concept developed by Andrew Simms of UK think tank New Economics Foundation and promoted by its partner organization Global Footprint Network. It marks the date when humanity has used all the biological resources that the Earth regenerates during the entire year. CEO of HSBC Vietnam Tim Evans. This year, Earth Overshoot Day fell on 28th July, which means on this day, we had used all of the world’s natural resources budget for 2022. The date is coming earlier and earlier each year. In 1970, we overshot this threshold 2 days before the year-end. This year, we overshot the threshold 156 days before the year-end. The truth is we consume a lot and waste a lot. Think about the resources you consumed in the past week: the clothes you bought, the food you ate, the … [Read more...] about From waste to wealth: What opportunities abound in a circular economy?
Monitoring petroleum trading activities Synchronous measures In the first six months of 2022, the department carried out three inspections of food, cosmetics and fertilizers. It issued 16 documents guiding market surveillance teams on measures to prevent smuggling and trade fraud related to cigarettes and refined sugar, as well as the transportation and trade in illegally imported poultry and poultry products of unclear origin. The department also instructed surveillance teams to conduct unannounced inspections of trading establishments suspected of counterfeiting. The department recently referred a suspected cosmetics counterfeiting case in An Thi District to the provincial police for investigation. The department handled another counterfeiting case related to ink cartridge production in Van Lam District and reported it to the chair of the provincial people’s committee. The case was handed over to the department by the provincial police’s investigation agency. The … [Read more...] about Hung Yen Province tightens market inspections
Ten outstanding activities and movements of military youths from 2017 to 2022 have been selected prior to the upcoming 10th Military Youth Union Congress for the 2022-2027 tenure. 1. “Returning to the root and military-civilian festive day” program The “Returning to the root and military-civilian festive day” program took place on December 14, 2019 at the Safety Zone Historical Relic Site in Thai Nguyen province with various significant political and social activities. The event was one of the activities of youths in the whole military to mark the 30th anniversary of the whole people’s defense festival and 75th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army. The program included health check-up, gift presentation activities, an artistic exchange, camping, contests on the 30th anniversary of the whole people’s defense festival and 75th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army, and a video making contest on military youths studying and following President Ho Chi … [Read more...] about Ten outstanding activities of military youths in 2017-2022 period
Minister Nghi noted that the implementation of the two countries’ trade agreement has not produced desired outcomes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi holds a working session with Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz in Hanoi on September 27. (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn) He stressed that Vietnam has been making efforts to ensure rice supply for Cuba in accordance with reached agreement, to help Cuba ensure food security and social stability. Regarding Vietnam’s investment in Cuba, the minister noted that two Vietnamese firms – Viglacera and Thai Binh – have invested in five projects in Cuba, two of which have been put into operation with good results. Vietnam has also maintained cooperation with Cuba in agriculture and fisheries to help Cuba step by step become self-sufficient in food. At present, the two sides are focusing efforts to carry out the 2019-2023 joint rice farming project in Cuba. … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Cuba to enhance trade, investment ties
TH Group officially introduced filter bag herbal tea set – TH true HERBAL. Photo courtesy of the firm TH on Monday officially introduced a filter bag herbal tea set – TH true HERBAL. These are products developed based on domestic herbal sources collected naturally and grown in the buffer zones of the forests of the famous medicinal plant in Muong Long in the central province of Nghe An’s Ky Son District. TH Group is operating the Muong Long Centre for Conservation and Development of Medicinal Plants, a component of the overall project of preserving and developing high-quality medicinal herbs associated with sustainable development. Grown at an altitude of nearly 1,500m, the active ingredients in TH true HERBAL are guaranteed to be the best. Tea ingredients are strictly controlled from planting, tending, meeting the current regulations on materials used for food processing of the Ministry of Health and the Vietnamese Standard on Herbal Tea filter bags. Moreover, the product … [Read more...] about TH introduces herbal tea products