The pest prefers maize but can feed on some 80 crops, including rice, vegetables, groundnuts and cotton.
The fund launched by Richard Branson and 26 countries and territories hopes to turn the region into a disaster-resilient green tech hub.
Finding human connection in a crowded city is often hard. But this organization has a novel approach to tackling the problem of urban loneliness: street listening.
New research shows the global prevalence of slavery, and the countries worst affected by it.
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A recent UN manual says fast-growing trees can provide 'energy, food and fodder'.
The desperate tweets of a Syrian man trapped in Kuala Lumpur airport are underscoring how displaced people are using technology to ensure their voice is heard.
Developing nations take in the overwhelming majority of the world's refugees - 2.7 million of them in the last year alone.
A change of direction from established policy is needed.
Melissa Fleming from UNHCR shares what she learned about refugees from her recent trip to a camp.
From famine to conflict, Africa's societal problems are being ignored.
New research shows that refugees workers have higher rates of job retention than other employees.
Solar can supply clean energy in devastated areas where conventional power sources have been destroyed.
From robot nurses to the trade unions of the future, find out what’s next for civil society – and how it will affect you.
So far, artificial intelligence has been left to the experts. But whole sections of society need to take part in the conversation or things could go badly wrong.