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Fast-track Development Threatens to Leave Indigenous Peoples Behind

Monday, July 18, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 18 (IPS) - Fast-tracked development often means that indigenous people and their territories get run over and their rights are not taken into consideration, Roberto Borrero, from the International Indian Treaty Council and Indigenous Peoples Major Group, said here Friday.

Rewriting Africa's Agricultural Narrative

Monday, July 18, 2016

ABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire, Jul 18 (IPS) - Albert Kanga Azaguie no longer considers himself a smallholder farmer. By learning and monitoring the supply and demand value chains of one of the country's staple crops, plantain (similar to bananas), Kanga ventured into off-season production to sell his produce at relatively higher prices.

IPS Interview with Bernadette Lahai On the Pan African Parliament Food and Nutrition Security Agenda

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Johannesburg, Jul 13 (IPS) - IPS: In what ways has the Pan African Parliament (PAP) ensured that partners are upholding their commitments following the Parliamentary meeting held during the International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) organized by FAO and the World Health Organization?

Large-Scale Rainwater Harvesting Eases Scarcity in Kenya

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

NAROK, Kenya, Jul 12 (IPS) - Rainwater harvesting in Kenya and other places is hardly new. But in this water-stressed country, where two-thirds of the land is arid or semiarid, the quest for a lasting solution to water scarcity has driven useful innovations in this age-old practice.

The Future of Food in Cities: Urban Agriculture

Monday, July 11, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 11 (IPS) - Habitat III, the UN's conference on cities this coming October will explore urban agriculture as a solution to food security, but here in New York City, it has shown potential for much more.

Malagasy Children Bear Brunt of Severe Drought

Friday, July 08, 2016

AMBOVOMBE, Madagascar, Jul 08 (IPS) - Voahevetse Fotetse can easily pass for a three-year-old even though he is six and a pupil at Ankilimafaitsy Primary School in Ambovombe district, Androy region, one of the most severely affected by the ongoing drought in the South of Madagascar.

Record High Seafood Consumption Not Sustainable, Warns UN

Friday, July 08, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 08 (IPS) - The UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) warned Thursday that global fish stocks cannot keep up with record consumption, with the average person now consuming 20 kilograms of fish a year.

International Organizations Concerned by El Niño Funding Gap

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 05 (IPS) - The response to the 2015-2016 severe El Nino - which has effected over 60 million people from Southern Africa, to South-East Asia to Latin America -  remains severely underfunded.

The Shift from Social Development to Infrastructure - How to Build Greener

Friday, July 01, 2016

MANILA, Jul 01 (IPS) - Across the world, the pendulum has swung from a focus on social development to infrastructure development. Recognizing that infrastructure is only one variable in the development equation, we must try to get the most value from this shift in priorities.

North and South Face Off Over “Right to the City”

Thursday, June 30, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Jun 30 (IPS) - The declaration that will be presented for approval at the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in October has again sparked conflict between the opposing positions taken by the industrial North and the developing South.

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