Stud Poker as Statescraft

Eleven nations will formally enter into a new trade pact today designed to lower tariffs and bridge regulatory gaps around the Pacific rim, despite Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the deal last year. The deal, which we will call TPP-11 1, creates the third-largest trade zone in the world after the…

via Mexico and Canada just got more leverage in US trade negotiations — Quartz

Crowdfarming is being used to bring Somalia’s livestock market into the digital economy — Quartz

The global business of raising livestock and crops is gaining a new entrant.

Lets ensure that the mistakes of the past are corrected and that sustainable farming is the critria used to measure success. 

Somalia is a global leader in the export of goats and sheep, and livestock trade generates about 40% of the country’s gross domestic product. Yet almost every other year, recurring droughts and water scarcity take a toll on local pastoralists’ ability to keep their animals live and healthy. In 2017 alone, livestock loss has ranged…

via Crowdfarming is being used to bring Somalia’s livestock market into the digital economy — Quartz