Latest reports by WHO on microplastics and World Bank on water pollution reveal knowledge gaps on potential harm caused by microplastics in drinking water, and dangers posed by other forms of water pollution. IWMI/WLE's reactions were featured in global media.
“This latest report only adds to the growing body of evidence that microplastics are a huge issue, both for our health and for the environment, and that this needs urgent addressing," said Javier Mateo-Sagasta, IWMI senior researcher .
The Ethiopian Ministry of Finance (MoF) has signed a tax reform bill that is slated to remove almost all duty tax on irrigation, mechanization and animal feed equipment and technologies. This decision was brought about, in part, based on recommendations made by IWMI and WLE.
Can the world produce 10 billion healthy diets while transitioning agriculture from a source of degradation to one of restoration? Experts give insight at the EAT Food Forum on how best to take on this question, as WLE and EAT prepare the launch of the global Commission on Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture.