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International Women’s Day 2018: #TimeIsNow

March 2018 L Forsythe 750International Women’s Day commemorates the movement for women’s rights. It has been held on 8th March every year since 1913, with a growing number of events, activities and speeches in a growing number of countries. To celebrate this day, figures on the international stage and those working to advance women’s rights on the ground are profiled, photographed, filmed and publicised. Since the dawn of social media, we’ve had hashtags, posts, likes and follows, sharing the great strides in women’s rights that International Women’s Day has promoted. In 2018, the UN’s theme is ‘The Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives’ while the theme of the International Women’s Day event is ‘Press for Progress’.


‘Sunscreen’ for natural pesticides: new technology boosts biological alternative to chemicals

Armyworm KWilson 750Agricultural pests destroy around one third of all the crops we grow, costing billions and threatening food security. Chemical pesticides are becoming less attractive to farmers as a solution, as they can be damaging to humans and the environment, they’re costly, or they’re simply ineffective, as pests build up resistance to a growing number of chemicals. Official regulations mandating a reduction in chemical use, and consumer or farmer preference also mean that a viable alternative is urgently needed. NRI and partners working to develop more effective natural pesticides recently made a major breakthrough.


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