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As devil's advocate may I ask how are 180 nations out of 200 expected to earn any foreign exchange if we are not innovating green and brain tool futures; this is question to nations and the continents that embed them ;it seems to me that less than 20 big nations can compete in the old engineering markets of cars and planes and arms and chemicals including pharma
there may be 20 nations that could sort out what mineral do they export to the world and how do their peoples get more of the value
but that leaves 160 nations - perhaps some can do tourism but very few can make that a main revenue owner as well as be significant in population numbers
into this the half century of bangladesh women empowerment is a lesson for everyone - they have raised their food production so that third of experts comes from food; they are big in remittances and garments but these (or their market components) are tough markets of labor to put it politely
so on the one hand what else is there - on the other hand looking at how women.s care for their childrens progress advanced bangladesh may give us some between the lines ideas anywhere especilay in africa
most important lesson in world of ending starvation?- UN SDG 2 - System Hypothesis: definitely Rice is critical for the Asian majority of the world for whom local enterprise networking of rice explains how to end starvation and root women empowerment.ReplyDelete
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nation building of Bangladesh depended on rice and oral rehydration: this saved half of infants from death enabling rise in life expectancy by 20 years within one generation. A great human development miracle for the 8th most populous nation born (due to short straw of being colonised both by Britannia and Pakistan) with rice water and probably the 20th C's most loving mothers as just about its only national resources. There are many strands to rice being mother earth's most adaptable crop. First how knowhow was open sourced by "United Borlaug Intel" networks soon after end of world war 2 because Borlaug valued uniting people in food security more than patenting profit for himself. Second the extraordinary multiplier: at least 10 times more local rice production is obtainable with optimal seed for local conditions -humid and often very wet but resilient to nature's outbursts. Third note how life expectancy increased as a function of how this knowhow diffused down Asia's doubly intelligent corridor where Americans planted 1950s peace - hi-tech (thanks Deming) and deep rural - from Japan to Korea S to Taiwan and onwards. Fourth Rice's geonomic peculiarity: advances of richest Asians (what became the world's first supercities of more that 10 million people dependent on each others safety and advance of children) depended on maximising poorest productivity of mothers of most humid villages - this was a borderless deep data challenge wherever rice needed to be land's application.
So Rice may not be the main food lesson of Africa but it is of Uniting teachers and peoples and nations worldwide. In one country, rice is so important to society and economics that Entrepreneurial Revolution has been designed around rice intel since 1976- eg 800,000 rice varieties are now treasured by this countries national science foundation.
TESTING BARD'S AINTELLIGENCE - Bard passes the basics; " Rice science is a critical intelligence for ending starvation and achieving SDG 2. Rice is a staple food for over 2 billion people worldwide, and it is a major source of calories and nutrients. Rice science can help to increase rice yields, improve rice quality, and make rice production more sustainable.
Will HAI show that there is even more rice intel to unlock? Can lessons rice-first nations adapt climate around other parallel clues to UN2 servant leadership in any nation uniting peoples and millennials as worlds first sustainability generation? Ironically the richest western nations and capitals long way north of the tropics have never needed to value rice and this is just one reason why their monetary standards alone cannot vision all of the regional changes nature demands of us now at COPs and other global village stages- could the metaverse make sure that rice science chatter viralises positively. Does the world's top celebrity chef have an avatar role to play now? Apart from rice intel this week's most curious bookmarks include 1
1.1 Aid2.0 (some call social business economics) began in Bangladesh 1972 almost by accident. Gaining independence from 1971 war with Pakistan, 90% of Bangladeshi's lived in villages without electricity. Traditional economics policymakers (eg Kissinger) called bangladesh a basket case The national government barely had resources needed for 10% living in cities and national security. Fazle Abed had been the place's most experienced businessman - regional ceo for Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company. He formed Bangladesh Rural Advancement Cooperation with his life savings. Having rebuilt 15000 villagers' homes that had been flattened by war, he found 100000 villagers urgently depended on his knowhow. Mothers were dying of starvation. So designing a small rice growing business that a thousand mothers could each franchise was a priority breakthrough. With this first microfranchise's success, he realised that if he could train village mothers in replicating other business microfranchises, that could be sustainable in ways that trickle down charity never could be. 1972 was the right time right place for the 8th largest population in the world to demonstrate that a mix of bottom up social businesses and traditional top down national government could map out a human development miracle- In the jargon of economists: Asian Rural Keynesianism offered a transformation of global village aid - aid 2.0 became integral to asian human development miracle of women empowerment across far East Asia Abed dedicated 50 years to poverty alleviation and social business designs/cooperations empowering women as community developers. Some people say that by the end of 20th C, bangladesh had become the world's most cooperative development lab, And by 2001 , no less that Steve Jobs was brainstorming with Fazle Abed how to share little sister intel all over web2 world, as well as grounded through >a href="https://www.economistafrica.com/2023/05/hrefhttpwww.html">every global village's deepest needs/solutions. Mastercard Foundation led by Reeta Roy's is arguably Africa's most transparent exemplar of the new approach to aid exemplified by women empowerment networking - its also a fastest growing foundation primarily for Africa. Ask bard for latest details.ReplyDelete