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What is hydroponics - and is it the future of farming?
Forecasts from Research & Markets claim the vertical farming industry could be worth as much as $3 billion by 2024.
These are the 10 most talent competitive countries in the world
Rapid, and sometimes unpredictable, technological changes, as well as competition for intellectual capital, will drive the future of work.
Plastic is a global problem. It’s also a global opportunity
Antoine Frérot, CEO of Veolia, notes the steep increase in plastic production over the last half-century, from 15 million tonnes during the 1960s to a reported 311 million tonnes in 2014.
[ANALYSIS] 33 ways Davos 2019 made an impact on the world
Issues discussed this year in Davos included tackling deforestation and closing the skills gap.
[WATCH] SA photographer (17) talks to Jane Goodall at WEF 2019
Young South African photographer Skye Meaker speaks to renowned conservationist Jane Goodall at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos.
[OPINION] Industry 4.0: Big opportunities, big risks for Africa
The Communications Minister says that as Africa’s leading industrialised nation, SA has been preparing for the fourth industrial revolution for several years across various sectors of government.
Brexit survival kit helps Britons face the worst with freeze-dried fajita
The Brexit Box includes 60 portions of freeze-dried British favourites: Chicken Tikka, Chilli Con Carne, Macaroni Cheese and Chicken Fajitas among others.
[OPINION] Here’s how Globalization 4.0 will help us tackle climate change
Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of World Economic Forum, says climate change requires urgent global action.
How a basic income can battle the 8 giants of a faltering economy
The first giant is inequality – the huge growth in income and wealth disparities within countries that goes well beyond what is captured by measures such as the Gini coefficient.
Why we need to save our wild places
The oxygen we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat - they all depend on other forms of life. Without the rest of species on the planet, there would be no prosperity, no economy, no us.
Four ways we can fix economics in 2019
How can we ensure new technologies help us to flourish as people and as economies, rather than sowing division and discontent? Saadia Zahidi weighs in.
10 predictions for the global economy in 2019
One major risk in the coming year is the sharp drop-off in world trade growth, which fell from over 5% at the beginning of 2018 to nearly zero at the end.
Ten reasons to be optimistic in 2019
Some of these opportunities have been made possible by the World Economic Forum’s platform for public-private cooperation.
Do emoji have a place in serious conversation?
An emoji's message may be dependent on one's culture and what an image, object, or expression means in that particular place and at that particular time.
Why the British Royal family dropped its stiff upper lip
While the 'stiff upper lip' may be as British as fish and chips, the younger generation of the Royal family are taking a different approach.
[ANALYSIS] 5 reasons why South Africa still hasn’t won LGBTQ+ equality
Rivonia Pillay says there lies a stark contrast between the written policies dealing with LGBTQ+ rights and lived experiences.
Finland has a new eco-fashion line – clothes made from trees
At a reception to mark the country’s Independence Day, the first lady of Finland wore a sustainable evening gown made from Finnish birch trees.
The 10 best countries to be a woman
This year, five new countries have been included - the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Oman, Sierra Leone, and Togo - bringing the total up to 149.