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Analysis: Are Young People the Answer to Africa's Food Security?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lusaka, Zambia, Nov 24 (IPS) - Are you young, energetic, creative, ambitious and need a job? Africa's agriculture sector needs you!

Cubans Seeking the American Dream, Stranded in Costa Rica

Monday, November 23, 2015

SAN JOSÉ, Nov 23 (IPS) - Thousands of Cubans heading for the United States have been stranded at the Costa Rican-Nicaraguan border since mid-November, waiting for the authorities in Managua to authorise their passage north.

OPINION: Keep Family Farms in Business with Youth Agripreneurs

Monday, November 23, 2015

IBADAN, Nigeria, Nov 23 (IPS) - Finding a way to allow youth to contribute their natural and ample energies to productive causes is increasingly the touchstone issue that will determine future prosperity.

Against the Odds, Caribbean Doubles Down for 1.5 Degree Deal in Paris

Monday, November 23, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 23 (IPS) - Negotiators from the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are intent on striking a deal to keep the global temperature rise at 1.5 degrees of pre-industrial levels, but many fear that a 10-year-old agreement to buy cheap petroleum from Venezuela puts their discussions in jeopardy.

Asia Wants Paris Climate Talks to Tackle Historic Emissions and Make Some Real Change

Sunday, November 22, 2015

NEW DELHI, India, Nov 22 (IPS) - On a late Friday afternoon as choking smog descended on the Indian Capital, Francois Richier, the French ambassador to India , took some hard questions from scores of journalists about the upcoming climate change talks in Paris this month.

Aflatoxins: Poisoning Health and Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa

Friday, November 20, 2015

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Nov 20 (IPS) - Aflatoxin contamination is a growing threat to trade, food and health security in sub-Saharan Africa, where smallholder farmers are challenged by food production and now climate change, researchers said.

Private Nature Reserves in Latin America Seek a Bigger Role

Friday, November 20, 2015

PUNTA LEONA, Costa Rica, Nov 20 (IPS) - Private voluntary nature reserves in Latin America should be seen as allies in policies on the environment, climate change mitigation and the preservation of biological diversity in rainforests, say experts.

Where Technology and Medicine Meet in Rural Zambia

Friday, November 20, 2015

Lusaka, Zambia, Nov 20 (IPS) - When health officer Kennedy Mulenga was faced with a male patient developing breasts at the remote Ngwerere Clinic 30km north of the Zambian capital, Lusaka, he logged onto Virtual Doctors to get help solving the medical mystery.

Latin American Legislators Find New Paths to Fight Hunger

Friday, November 20, 2015

, Nov 20 (IPS) - With eight specific commitments aimed at pushing through laws and policies on food security and sovereignty, family farming and school feeding programmes, legislators from 17 countries closed the Sixth Forum of the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Challenge of Climate Change: an Indian perspective

Thursday, November 19, 2015

NEW DELHI, INDIA, Nov 19 (IPS) - Few countries in the world are as vulnerable to the effects of climate change as India is with its vast population (of over 1.2 billion) that is dependent on the growth of its agrarian economy, its expansive coastal areas and the Himalayan region and islands.

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