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The Role of SDGs in Achieving Zero Hunger

Thursday, January 14, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 14 (IPS) - It is a well-known fact that 795 million or one in nine are undernourished in our world today. This figure only goes up to more than one in eight for the developing world. Hunger kills more people every year than malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis combined. At the same time, the food industry is a major source of jobs and livelihoods.

Drought Boosts Science in Dominican Republic

Monday, January 11, 2016

SANTO DOMINGO, Jan 11 (IPS) - The recent lengthy drought in the Dominican Republic, which began to ease in late 2015, caused serious losses in agriculture and prompted national water rationing measures and educational campaigns.

Agroecology in Africa: Mitigation the Old New Way

Monday, January 11, 2016

OAKLAND, California, Jan 11 (IPS) - Millions of African farmers don't need to adapt to climate change. They have done that already.

Cash for the Climate Please, Caribbean Leaders Lament

Friday, January 08, 2016

GEORGETOWN, Jan 08 (IPS) - Funding to address the financial flows needed for adaptation and mitigation of climate change remains an issue of concern for the Caribbean.

Soy Boom Revives Amazon Highway

Friday, January 08, 2016

MIRITITUBA, Brazil, Jan 08 (IPS) - The BR-163 highway, an old dream of the Brazilian military to colonise the Amazon jungle, was revived by agroexporters as part of a plan aimed at cutting costs by shipping soy out of river ports. But the improvement of the road has accentuated problems such as deforestation and land tenure, and is fuelling new social conflicts.

Caribbean Journalists Prepare to Report on Climate Change

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

SANTO DOMINGO, Jan 06 (IPS) - Environmentally committed journalists in the Caribbean point to a major challenge for media workers: communicating and raising awareness about the crucial climate change agreement that emerged from the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris.

Floods Pose Challenge to South American Integration

Monday, January 04, 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 04 (IPS) - The flooding that has affected four South American countries has underscored the need for an integrated approach to addressing the causes and effects of climate change.

Water, Water Everywhere but Too Much or Too Little

Friday, January 01, 2016

ROME, Jan 01 (IPS) - "Water is at the core of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA), but it is true that for a long time water and oceans issues have been marginalized in climate conferences, considering that 90 per cent of natural catastrophes are linked to water and 40 per cent of global population will face water scarcity from now to 2050," stated Marie-Ségolène Royal, French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, during the press conference at the launch of the #ClimateIsWater initiative at COP21. "It is through water that it is possible to measure climate change impacts," he said.

2015 - A Giant Leap for Womankind (Part 1)

Friday, January 01, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 01 (IPS) - 2015, the final year of the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), heralds the beginning of the most critical fifteen years for the realization of the new Sustainable Development Agenda that the international community launched along with renewed Climate Change and Financing for Development (FfD) compacts.

Insecurity in Dominican Countryside Threatens Local Food Supply

Monday, December 28, 2015

MATA MAMÓN, Dominican Republic, Dec 28 (IPS) - "Sometimes we have too much water, which washes everything away," Cecilia Joseph, originally from Haiti, said in heavily accented Spanish while pulling up a ñame root (a kind of yam) on her farm in the municipality of Santo Domingo Norte in the Dominican Republic.

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