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Focus on African farmers

Lovemore Forichi is one of Swiss Re's Senior Agriculture Underwriters - his work centers around providing agriculture risk management solutions ...

STORY URL: Swiss Re organises agricultural insurance roundtable | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
June 10/11 saw more than 40 clients and experts from the agricultural...

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Quality of life for older people

Population ageing is a success of development and a result of significant improvements in public health, education, nutrition and economic ...

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How does a life at 100+ feel like?

Earlier in the month, I participated in a dialogue session at the Open Mind forum at the Munich 150 Years ...

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African Risk Capacity - a game-changer for Africa?

As part of the Swiss Re delegation at WEF Davos last week, I made a point of signing the UN ...

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Health at any cost?

As Gilead Sciences unveils a $1,000/day twelve-week treatment for Hepatitis C, that's 84 grand for anybody who's struggling ...

STORY URL: At $84,000 Gilead Hepatitis C Drug Sets Off Payer Revolt
As Gilead Sciences Inc. touted its $1,000-a-pill hepatitis C cure to investors in a hotel ballroom in San Francisco, a group of about 20 protesters milled outside. “Gilead=Greed,” one sign read.

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WEF 2014: Building resilient agriculture for food security

2013 saw hail hit several European countries. And the year before, there were severe droughts in the US, Russia and ...

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The way ahead for our millennials

As always, the Global Risks Report, published annually by the World Economic Forum, provides government and private sector decision-makers with ...

STORY URL: Global Risks Report 2014 | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
High unemployment, the rising cost of education and an aging population...

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Music as therapy

As a student occupational therapist , I am learning the impact occupation can have on health. I think this video is ...

STORY URL: Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era
Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era

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Exporting the elderly

I've just read the attached BBC article about a Swiss woman, Sybille, who opted to send her Alzheimer's-stricken mother to ...

STORY URL: Exporting Gran to care homes abroad
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25438325

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The next generation of (urban) farmers

A while back I posted about an organization called NY Sun Works which provides New York students an opportunity to ...

STORY URL: New York Sun Works: The Greenhouse Project
http://nysunworks.org/thegreenhouseproject

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Medical advancement can mean living longer with disability

Nowadays, many people are living longer with better health. But did you know that medical advances can also lead to ...

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Interesting article on how "Big Data" is changing farming

...is data key to ensuring global food security?

STORY URL: On America's Farms, Data Is the New Cash Crop
Today's farmers are using all of the technology at their disposal to increase yields, critical if we hope to feed a rapidly growing population.

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Launch of agricultural subsidy program in Machakos, Kenya

Speech by H.E. Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua, EBS during the launch of the agricultural subsidy program in Machakos County ...

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Vivre plus longtemps - enjeux financiers, enjeux de société

Un panel organisé lors de la célébration des 150 ans de Swiss Re à Paris s’est concentré sur une ...

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We are cheap - at least with food!

Today is Word Food day and the slogan is "Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition". Currently we have ...

STORY URL: Cheap food is an addiction we must break
Tobias Jones: It's easy to make Tesco a pantomime villain, but shoppers and farmers must share the blame

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