Aftab Alam Khan

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Much of the recent debate on inequality has focused on the big picture of how a few individuals (62, in Oxfam’s January paper) have the same wealth as half the world’s population. As usefully...
The Doha Development Round of global trade negotiations was launched at the 4th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Doha, Qatar in November 2001. The central pillars of...
Industrial or high-input agriculture is a capital intensive system with an aim to maximize production. Although this system increased agricultural production for some time, the spill-over effects...
Global food prices are on the rise again. Drought in the US and heat waves in Russia have put volatility in global food prices back in the spotlight.On the back of this, corn prices topped $7 a...
 Asia is a major food-producing region, yet houses the highest number of malnourished people in the world. This is an unacceptable paradox. Besides contributing more than half the global cereal...
The 17th Summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is opening today in the Addu City of Maldives. Heads of the States from South Asian countries are meeting for two days...
Firoza, a 24-year-old widow, wearing blue, is pictured after receiving food