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How a Spring Revival Scheme in India’s Sikkim Is Defeating Droughts

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

GANGTOK, India, Feb 01 (IPS) - Bina Sharma, a member of the Melli Dhara Gram Panchayat Unit in the southern part of India's northeastern Himalayan state of Sikkim, is a relieved woman.

Kenyans Turn to Wild Fruits and Insects as Drought Looms

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NAIROBI, Jan 31 (IPS) - Too hungry to play, hundreds of starving children in Tiaty Constituency of Baringo County instead sit by the fire, watching the pot boil, in the hope that it is only a matter of minutes before their next meal.

Riverbank Populations Displaced by Dams in Brazil Miss Old Way of Life

Sunday, January 29, 2017

SENTO SE, Brazil, Jan 29 (IPS) - "Now we have internet and TV. Before, we didn't even have electricity, but it was better," said Lourival de Barros, one of the people displaced by the hydropower plants which have mushroomed aorund Brazil, mainly since the 1970s.

Farmer Field Schools Help Women Lead on Climate Change

Friday, January 27, 2017

KAMPALA, Uganda, Jan 27 (IPS) - Discussions around climate change have largely ignored how men and women are affected by climate change differently, instead choosing to highlight the extreme and unpredictable weather patterns or decreases in agricultural productivity.

“Serious Retreats” In Indigenous Rights Protection, Says UN Rapporteur

Thursday, January 26, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 (IPS) - As the 10-year anniversary for the Declaration on Indigenous Rights approaches, UN indigenous rights activists came together to assess the many challenges that still remain on the ground.

Can Africa Slay Its Financial Hydra?

Thursday, January 26, 2017

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jan 26 (IPS) - Thanks to growing investor interest, increasing respect for democratic reforms, and its vast food production potential, the Africa Rising narrative is only getting better.

Drought Could Cost Sri Lanka Billions

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

COLOMBO, Jan 25 (IPS) - The warnings are stark, the instructions, for a change, clear.

Philippines Joins Space Race

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

MANILA, Jan 24 (IPS) - The Philippines, a tiny developing country, has joined the colossal world of space technology, building its second microsatellite that it plans to launch late this year or in early 2018 -- not to study other planets, but to monitor weather patterns and climate change to protect the country's natural resources and improve disaster risk management.

Learning Alliances Help Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices Take Root

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

IBADAN, Nigeria, Jan 24 (IPS) - Development advocates and professionals are very keen on harnessing the power of agriculture to promote the cause of climate change these days. And rightly so, because agriculture is both a major emitter of greenhouse gases and so a potential force for mitigation, and because billions of people will need to eat, and so adaptation is an absolute necessity.

Zambia’s Armyworm Outbreak: Is Climate Change to Blame?

Monday, January 23, 2017

PEMBA, Zambia, Jan 23 (IPS) - Surrender Hamufuba of Mwanamambo village in Pemba district recalls how he battled Armyworms in 2012. Fast-forward to 2016 and it is a similar story -- another pest infestation on an even larger scale.

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