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  1. Fixing the Food System to Solve Humanity’s Greatest Challenges

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    MONTPELLIER, France, Oct 11 (IPS) - We are at a moment of huge opportunity in the world's food system. We can continue on our current trajectory of consuming too little, too much, or the wrong type of food at an unsustainable cost to the environment, health care and political stability. Or we can change course. Fixing the food system will help solve humanity's greatest challenges – creating jobs, reducing emissions, and improving health.

  2. Ending Hunger by 2030? This is Possible

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, Oct 11 (IPS) - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently announced that the number of hungry people in the world has increased by 38 million in the past year due to climate change, conflict and slow economic growth. Given this setback, can we, in fact, end hunger in our lifetime? The answer is a resounding, Yes, we can. The first step is simply wrapping our minds around the reality that—yes—ending hunger is possible.

  3. World Bank Must Stop Encouraging Harmful Tax Competition

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 (IPS) - One of the 11 areas that the World Bank's Doing Business (DB) report includes in ranking a country's business environment is paying taxes. The background study for DB 2017, Paying Taxes 2016 claims that its emphasis is "on efficient tax compliance and straightforward tax regimes".

  4. Hydropower Dams Invade Brazil’s Agricultural Economy

    Monday, October 09, 2017

    SINOP, Brazil, Oct 09 (IPS) - "After being displaced for the third time," Daniel Schlindewein became an activist struggling for the rights of people affected by dams in Brazil, and is so combative that the legal authorities banned him from going near the installations of the Sinop hydroelectric dam, which is in the final stages of construction.

  5. World Food Day 2017 - Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development

    Monday, October 09, 2017

    ROME, Oct 09 (IPS) - Large movements of people is one of the most complex challenges the world faces today. In recent years there has been a huge increase in the number of people migrating around the world. Why is this happening and do they have a choice of staying in their own homes ?

  6. Global Green Growth Week 2017 Kicks Off in Addis Ababa

    Monday, October 09, 2017

    ADDIS ABABA, Oct 09 (IPS) - The Global Green Growth Week 2017 (#GGGWeek2017), in its second year, will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from October 17 – 20 to discuss ways to scale up green growth in Africa and around the world.

  7. How to Eradicate Rural Poverty, End Urban Malnutrition – A New Approach

    Monday, October 09, 2017

    ROME, Oct 09 (IPS) - Population growth, increasing urbanisation, modern technologies, and climate change are transforming the world at a fast pace. But what direction are these transformations headed in? Are they benefitting the poor and the food insecure? And will the food systems of the future be able to feed and employ the millions of young people poised to enter labour markets in the decades to come?

  8. Searching for a Doctor at 3,000 Metres High

    Friday, October 06, 2017

    PORCÓN, Peru, Oct 06 (IPS) - Good healthcare can be hard to get – particularly when one lives on top of a mountain. The road to Porcón in the Cajamarca region of Peru, therefore, is as breathtaking as it is sobering. With every step further into its isolated natural beauty, a group of volunteers sent to deliver healthcare essentials are reminded how long the trek would be in an emergency.

  9. Joining Forces to Improve Lives in Honduran Shantytowns

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    TEGUCIGALPA, Oct 05 (IPS) - On the north side of the Honduran capital, nine poor neighbourhoods are rewriting their future, amidst the violence and insecurity that plague them as "hot spots" ruled by "maras" or gangs.

  10. Alternative Financing Strategies to Boost Small Businesses in Africa

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 05 (IPS) - A few years ago, more than half a century after the concept was first proposed, the government of Côte d'Ivoire completed construction of the Henri Konan Bédié Bridge, a span over the Ébrié Lagoon linking the north and south of Abidjan, the country's main city. The project became a reality after the government received development bank and private capital financing.

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