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The world needs 4 million new teachers. Is your country running...

An estimated 12 million more teachers will be needed by 2020 to achieve universal primary education.

Millions of mouths to feed? He did it.

Poverty fighter Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh, founder of the largest NGO in the world, has been named winner of the World Food Prize for 2015.
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All people deserve a roof over their heads…on this day

What if you woke each morning not knowing if you’d find shelter that night? That's the daily reality for more than 100 million homeless...

Help rural women, help feed the world

Greater prosperity and more food can come from simple things. Better seeds, a little credit and a road to market will empower rural women of the world.

Can a hashtag change the world?

The hashtag #2030now received over 1.6 billion Twitter hits as people around the world followed the events at the 2015 Social Good Summit in New York City.

Tough chickens and other ways to fight global hunger

By 2050, the world will need to feed an additional 2 billion people. To help, U.S. university laboratories are hard at work. In partnership with...

We’re all on the same grid

The first community powered by crowd-sourced energy is about to switch on. More than 200 microhouses will provide refuge to people with disabilities who...

5 reasons to invest in Ukraine [video]

Ukraine boasts a number of sectors for investment, there is near-universal literacy, and the government is making efforts to eliminate corruption.
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A ‘Fitbit’ for cows boosts ag production

U.S. technology that helps U.S. farmers monitor their cattle's health also is being used on cows in Brazil, sheep in Norway and camels in Saudi Arabia.