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Harvesting Rainwater to Weather Drought in Northeast Argentina

Monday, April 25, 2016

CORZUELA, Argentina, Apr 25 (IPS) - In a semiarid region in the northeast Argentine province of Chaco, small farmers have adopted a simple technique to ensure a steady water supply during times of drought: they harvest the rain and store it in tanks, as part of a climate change adaptation project.

Boosting the Future of the Food Movement

Sunday, April 24, 2016

WASHINGTON, Apr 24 (IPS) - Investing in new entrepreneurs who bring a holistic approach to food sustainability is one way that the food movement can overcome mounting global challenges from environmental degradation to food waste.

South-South Cooperation Needed to Tackle Climate Change

Saturday, April 23, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 23 (IPS) - As countries came together at the United Nations this week to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement, partnerships were forged between countries of the global South to support the implementation of the global treaty.

Developing Countries Take Lead at Climate Change Agreement Signing

Friday, April 22, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 22 (IPS) - An unprecedented 175 countries are expected to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement here Friday, with 15 developing countries taking the lead by also ratifying the treaty.

Unsung Heroes of Rural Resilience

Friday, April 22, 2016

PEMBA, Southern Zambia, Apr 22 (IPS) - In scorching heat, Ellen Kacha, inspects her almost failed maize crop, which now looks promising after a rare occurrence this season -- normal rainfall for at least two weeks.

Soil and Pulses: Symbiosis for Life

Thursday, April 21, 2016

ROME, Apr 21 (IPS) - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with Biodiversity International and the Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN (Rome based UN agencies ?) jointly organized a seminar on "Soils and pulses: symbiosis for life", providing a platform to stakeholders, including governments, research organizations, civil society and the private sector, to deliberate increased pulses production and consumption and its relation to higher productivity and fertility of soils. 2016 is the International Year of Pulses as declared by the United General Assembly.

Climate: Africa’s Human Existence Is at Severe Risk

Thursday, April 21, 2016

CAIRO, Apr 21 (IPS) - "Africa's human existence and development is under threat from the adverse impacts of climate change – its population, ecosystems and unique biodiversity will all be the major victims of global climate change."

Opinion: Unnoticed, We Are Close to Destruction of Our Planet

Thursday, April 21, 2016

ROME, Apr 21 (IPS) - On the 17th of April, Italians were called to vote in a national referendum, on the extension of licenses to extract petrol and gas from the seas. The government, the media and those in the economic circles, all took a position against the referendum, claiming that 2000 jobs were at a stake. The proponents of the referendum (among them five regions), lost. Italy is following a consistent trend, after the Summit on Climate Change (Paris December 2015), in which all countries (Italy included) took a solemn engagement to reduce emissions.

Latin America to Redouble Its Climate Efforts at New York Ceremony

Thursday, April 21, 2016

SAN JOSE, Apr 21 (IPS) - The countries of Latin America will flock to sign the Paris Agreement, in what will be a simple act of protocol with huge political implications: it is the spark that will ignite actions to curb global warming.

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