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  1. New Inhumane Record: One Person Displaced Every Three Second

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    ROME/GENEVA, Jun 20 (IPS) - Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year, the United Nation refugee agency has reported.

  2. Asia-Pacific: Farming Rice and Fish Together to Reduce Poverty

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    ROME/BANGKOK, Jun 20 (IPS) - Rice is a major food commodity and staple food for many, and adding fish to flooded rice paddies has been a farming tradition practiced in a number of Asian countries for many centuries—even for more than 1000 years in some Chinese areas, the United Nations reports.

  3. Africa: Drought and Jobless, Hopeless Youth, Fertile Grounds for Extremism

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    ROME/OUAGADOUGOU, Jun 19 (IPS) - Ignoring the plight of jobless young people in sub-Saharan Africa is a recipe for political instability and global insecurity, warned a high-level symposium of Africa's interior, environment and foreign affairs ministers in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

  4. Latin America's Rural Exodus Undermines Food Security

    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Jun 17 (IPS) - In Latin America and the Caribbean, which account for 12 per cent of the planet's arable land, and one-third of its fresh water reserves, a number of factors contribute to soil degradation and to a rural exodus that compromises food security in a not-so-unlikely future.

  5. Africa Could Help Feed the World – If Its Fertile Land Doesn’t Vanish

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    OUAGADOUGOU, Jun 16 (IPS) - The 23rd World Day to Combat Desertification was celebrated in Burkina Faso's capital of Ouagadougou on June 15 with a call to create two million jobs and restore 10 million hectares of degraded land.

  6. BRICS to Lead World’s Efforts to Eradicate Hunger, Poverty by 2030

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    ROME, Jun 16 (IPS) - With the clock ticking toward the 2030 deadline for meeting the international goals to eradicate hunger and poverty, five of the world's most important emerging economies are well positioned to take a leading role in helping to achieve these objectives, according to the United Nations.

  7. IFAD’s President Houngbo Calls for Investment in Climate Smart Agriculture for Poverty-Free Future

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 16 (IPS) - Implementing climate-smart agriculture is critical to reduce hunger and poverty, according to International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD) new president Gilbert Houngbo.

  8. Drought Pushes 1 in 3 Somalis to a Hunger Knife-Edge

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    ROME, Jun 15 (IPS) - Another famine in former European colonies in Africa and another time in its Eastern region, with Ethiopia and Somalia among the major victims of drought and made-made climate disasters mainly caused by US and European multinational business.

  9. The High Price of Desertification: 23 Hectares of Land a Minute

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jun 15 (IPS) - Urban farmer Margaret Gauti Mpofu would do anything to protect the productivity of her land. Healthy soil means she is assured of harvest and enough food and income to look after her family.

  10. Global Coalition Calls for Withdrawal of SDGs Progress Report

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 14 (IPS) - A report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) fails to capture the the true picture of water challenges and the UN must withdraw it, said a global civil society coalition.

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