News headlines in September 2018, page 2

  1. India Uses Tech to Power its New Battle Against Malnutrition

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    MAYURBHANJ DISTRICT, India, Sep 26 (IPS) - Kanaklata Raula from Kaptipada village in India's Mayurbhanj District is on duty 24x7. The 52-year-old community health worker from Odisha State rides a bicycle for hours each day, visiting community members who need nutrition and reproductive healthcare.

  2. How Filling in the Agricultural Data Gap Will Fill Empty Plates

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    NEW YORK, United States, Sep 26 (IPS) - Each year as hundreds of billions of dollars are invested and critical decisions are made in agriculture, there is often little evidence or research to back these choices. 

  3. It’s Not Complicated: UN Must Clarify Immunity

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    NEW YORK, Sep 26 (IPS) - Paula Donovan is Co-Director of AIDS-Free World and its Code Blue CampignThe UN's youngest entity, UN Women, announced last week that a senior official, Ravi Karkara, had been found guilty of sexual transgressions against an unspecified number of men after a 15-month internal investigation. Newsweek reported that "at least" eight made accusations against him. Karkara's punishment? Dismissal.

  4. New Trade Realities Cause Concern

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Sep 26 (IPS) - Trade liberalization, a key dimension of recent globalization, has failed to promote broad structural transformation in developing countries and has instead contributed to increased worldwide inequality, a new United Nations report shows.

  5. Q&A: An Uncertain Future Ahead for Rohingya in Bangladesh

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - IPS Correspondent Tharanga Yakupitiyage talks to AMBASSADOR MASUD BIN MOMEN, permanent representative of Bangladesh to the U.N about the Rohingya' crisis.Over one year ago, Bangladesh opened its doors in response to what is now the world's fastest growing refugee crisis. But questions still remain on how to rehabilitate the steadily growing population. 

  6. Development of ICT Innovation Expected to Help in Fight Against Banana Disease in Rwanda

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    KIGALI, Sep 25 (IPS) - When Telesphore Ruzigamanzi, a smallholder banana farmer from a remote village in Eastern Rwanda, discovered a peculiar yellowish hue on his crop before it started to dry up, he did not give it the due consideration it deserved.

  7. How Technology Has Changed Lives for the Better

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - Henrietta Fore is Executive Director, UNICEF and Simon Segars is CEO, ArmRose lives in Nairobi. Getting safe, reliable drinking water for her six daughters in the slum where they live used to involve risking disease from an illegally tapped water supply.

  8. U.N. General Assembly Kicks Off With Strong Words and Ambitious Goals

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - In honour of Nobel Peace Laureate Nelson Mandela's legacy, nations from around the world convened to adopt a declaration recommitting to goals of building a just, peaceful, and fair world.

  9. In Argentina, Agriculture Ignores the Right to Food

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Sep 24 (IPS) - In front of one of the busiest railway stations in the capital of Argentina, there are long lines to buy vegetables, which farmers themselves offer directly to consumers, at prices several times lower than those seen in stores.

  10. The Revolutionary Ambition of AGRF 2018 Must be Sustained

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    Sep 24 (IPS) - Korir Sing'Oei is Legal Advisor & Head of Policy at Office of Deputy President, KenyaIn early September 2018, about 2,800 delegates from 79 countries and high-level dignitaries, including current and former heads of states, international agencies, CEOs of global corporations and youth entrepreneurs, and techies involved in agriculture gathered in Kigali for this year's African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF).