UN-backed project seeks to boost poor farmers’ income in developing world

Hundreds of thousands of small farmers, especially in Africa and Central America, are expected to benefit from a United Nations-backed initiative announced today to provide them with reliable markets for surplus crops at competitive prices, thus bolstering fragile local economies.

Star-studded line-up to perform at UN-backed Pavarotti memorial concert

The star-studded line-up of artists performing at next month’s United Nations-backed memorial concert and ceremony in Jordan to honour the late Luciano Pavarotti was announced today by the Italian tenor’s widow at a press conference in Milan.