A Maghreb Union to promote cooperation and economic integration

In 1989, the five Maghreb countries—Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia—established the Arab Maghreb Union to promote cooperation and economic integration. Thirty years later, there is still a largely untapped potential for regional trade among Maghreb countries. Chart of The Week: Expanding Trade Across The Maghreb By Ramzy Al Amine, Jean-François Dauphin, and Alexei Kireyev […]

Renewable energy to enhance food security

Many developing countries lose 30-40% harvest due to lack of storage facilities reported Binsal Abdul Kader, in GulfNews of November 17, 2018 on Adnan Z Ameen, director-general of IRENA, (pictured above, courtesy IRENA Image Credit.  Renewable energy to enhance food security across world Abu Dhabi: Adoption of renewable energy will help ensure food security across […]

Abundance Is The New Sustainability

Only Forbes magazine can produce such article. It is written by Afdhel Aziz , Contributor and posted on November 4, 2018 and about : The Power Of Purpose: Abundance Is The New Sustainability For a while now, I’ve been struggling with the word ‘sustainability’. Don’t get me wrong: I think it is a worthy goal […]

The dam that threatens a country’s water supply

Ethiopia is building Africa’s largest dam — the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. In Egypt, it is perceived as not only the dam that threatens a country’s water supply but also and at least makes it difficult for it to justify its dominance over its waters. This essay by Sarah Lazarus, CNN dated October 21, 2018, […]

Return to Protectionism and new Global Economic Crisis

A trade war between the USA and China: could it be a return to protectionism and a prelude to yet a new global economic crisis horizon 2020/2022? Return to Protectionism and a new Global Economic Crisis ? The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, at the World Economic Forum, on January 17, 2017, said addressing the new […]

Return to Protectionism and new Global Economic Crisis

A trade war between the USA and China: could it be a return to protectionism and a prelude to yet a new global economic crisis horizon 2020/2022? Return to Protectionism and a new Global Economic Crisis ? The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, at the World Economic Forum, on January 17, 2017, said addressing the new […]

Ethnobotany of medicinal plants in Mascara

The Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences JBES on September 26, 2018 posted an enlightening article on herbal medicine as practiced in North-Africa.  This story is about Ethnobotany of medicinal plants as practised in Mascara, a large agricultural region, 400 kilometers west of the capital city Algiers.  An abstract and introduction of the study are […]