Daily Archives: April 26, 2021

Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Monopolies Are Bullies When It Comes To The Economy | Morning Joe | MSNBC


Published on Apr 26, 2021

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., discusses her new book ‘Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age.’

Oliver Stone on history of U.S. intervention

CGTN America

Premiered 4 hours ago

In a one-on-one interview with CGTN’s Anand Naidoo, film director Oliver Stone talks about United States foreign policy and the history of U.S. intervention. Stone discusses the role of the CIA in the Bay of Pigs failed invasion attempt by Cuban exiles 60 years ago – April 1961.

Antony Blinken Warns U.S. Faces Its Biggest Test on Climate

NowThis News

Published on Apr 26, 2021

‘The connection between climate change and our national security challenges is increasingly clear’ — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns that the U.S. is facing its biggest test on the climate crisis.

The Virus That Shook the World: Part One (full documentary) | FRONTLINE


Published on Apr 26, 2021

Filmed in 21 countries, the panoramic story of the coronavirus pandemic’s first year as seen through the eyes of people all across the world. Part one of a two-part series.

Drawing on extensive personal and local footage, “The Virus That Shook the World” tells the story of people across the globe who have experienced the pandemic and its consequences in different ways — from a food blogger in Wuhan, China; to a filmmaker in a remote Indigenous village in Brazil; to a musician and puppeteer in Delhi, India.

From series director James Bluemel and series producer Alice Henley, the two-part special shows how the impacts of the disease that has now killed more than 3 million people have overlapped and differed across cultures, races, faiths and privilege; how various governments have responded; and how the pandemic has exposed existing inequities and social problems.

Census shows Calif. losing seat in U.S. Congress

Associated Press

California is losing a U.S. House seat for the first time, dropping its delegation from 53 to 52 members, according to Census Bureau population data released Monday. (April 26)

India’s Covid crisis intensifies, but could more have been done to prevent it? – BBC Newsnight

BBC News

Published on Apr 26, 2021

As India’s coronavirus crisis continues to surge, patients are dying without oxygen as hospitals buckle under the pressure as the crisis continues to intensify. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

International efforts are under way to help India as the country suffers critical oxygen shortages amid a devastating surge in Covid cases.

The UK has begun sending ventilators and oxygen concentrator devices. EU members are also due to send aid.

The US is lifting a ban on sending raw materials abroad, enabling India to make more of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

India’s capital Delhi has extended its lockdown as overcrowded hospitals continue to turn patients away.

The government has approved plans for more than 500 oxygen generation plants across the country to boost supplies.

Meanwhile neighbouring Bangladesh has announced that it will close its border with India from Monday to prevent the spread of the virus.

The BBC’s Aleem Maqbool reports.

Launch of the SME Resource Bank for Investment Readiness.

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa – AGRA

Published on Feb 22, 2021

This is an event where the Agribusiness Deal Room and partners launched the SME Resource Bank. It brought together investors and SMEs to discuss common challenges experienced in investment preparation and application, investment negotiation and investment execution.

Panelists representing partners from USAID, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, Prosper Africa, GIZ, IFC and CrossBoundary looked at broader opportunities that SMEs can position themselves for.

Building Back Better Building Resilience for Stronger Food Systems after COVID 19.

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa – AGRA

Published on Mar 4, 2021

In this strategic leadership webinar, AGRA explored results-based pathways to deliver Inclusive Agricultural Transformation (IAT) in a sustainable manner that contributes to ending extreme poverty and achieves economic development for the continent by 2030 and respond effectively to the emerging threats posed by COVID-19.

The Secret to Mobilizing Funds for Agri SMEs

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa – AGRA

Published on Mar 18, 2021

Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa contributes to the economic development, employment, and food security of the continent. Agricultural small and medium enterprises (agri-SMEs) are key actors in agricultural value chains, which also channel finance and technology to farmers. While agri-SMEs face many challenges and barriers, access to finance is frequently identified as a critical barrier to their growth and resilience. Improving the information flow between lenders and agriSMEs can help address this finance gap. Currently, lenders do not have clear and standard lending requirements and, in turn, agri-SMEs are not always clear on what factors can make them creditworthy. In recognition of the need to narrow this finance gap, the Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) and SCOPEinsight, in partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), worked to create a standardized set of bankability metrics that can serve as a common language between lenders and agri-SMEs.

AGRA: Supporting small holder farmers change the continent through Agriculture

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa – AGRA

Premiered Mar 20, 2021

AGRA was founded in 2006 by the late Kofi Annan, concerned that African small holder farmers were being left behind by the rest of the world. Of the 9 million small holder farmers in Africa that AGRA supports, 90% have adopted new technologies within one season. In our experience, farmers are not resistant to change. All they need is support to build capacity, move out of poverty, and help Africa become food secure.