Although Lebanon is not at war, life there remains far from easy. These are difficult economic times for the country. The vast influx of refugees from neighbouring Syria has placed considerable strain on relations.
Snails are widely eaten in Benin. No, not French escargots, but giant African varieties. A company selling frozen snails was looking to obtain advice on expansion, the production process and marketing.
The group of Tanzanian entrepreneurs known as Mwasapro based in Mwanza hopes to produce sardines for large supermarkets in Dar es Salaam and other African cities. To make that possible they first need certification.
Foreign companies have clothing produced for them in Vietnam, on a large scale. As wages rise, this model of manufacture to order is coming under pressure. The textile industry is now looking for new earning models.
After a severe earthquake in 2015, almost no houses were left standing in the Nepalese district of Gorkha. Fruit trees can offer the local residents something to hold on to, both literally and figuratively.
PUM expert Anne van Montfoort travelled to Sri Lanka to assist the Hymavathie Hospital to improve the quality of its nursing. She provided lessons in hygiene and first aid and advised the hospital management.