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IFC to help Pakistan conserve energy
The International Finance Corp (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, yesterday said it will help textile manufacturers in Pakistan slash energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to boost their productivity and efficiency
To go for GM cotton or not is Kenya’s question!
Kenya’s cotton sector is generally characterised by about 140,000 smallholder farmers with a low average yield of 0.53 tonnes of seed cotton per hectare, according to the World Bank.
IFC-Levi tie-up to go green!
A member of the World Bank Group, IFC, has partnered with Levi Strauss & Co to reduce water, energy and chemical use in textiles factories in Bangladesh. The new partnership will build on the extensive experience of IFC’s Bangladesh Partnership for Cleaner Textile (PaCT) programme, focusing on providing advice on implementing cleaner production practices in over 165 textile factories in Bangladesh.
Ups & downs in 2015
Global growth is forecast at 3.5 per cent in 2015 and 3.8 percent in 2016, with uneven prospects across the main countries and regions. Growth in emerging market economies is softening, reflecting an adjustment to diminished medium-term growth expectations and lower revenues from commodity exports, as well as country-specific factors.