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Analysis: Are Young People the Answer to Africa's Food Security?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lusaka, Zambia, Nov 24 (IPS) - Are you young, energetic, creative, ambitious and need a job? Africa's agriculture sector needs you!

Cubans Seeking the American Dream, Stranded in Costa Rica

Monday, November 23, 2015

SAN JOSÉ, Nov 23 (IPS) - Thousands of Cubans heading for the United States have been stranded at the Costa Rican-Nicaraguan border since mid-November, waiting for the authorities in Managua to authorise their passage north.

Latin American Legislators Find New Paths to Fight Hunger

Friday, November 20, 2015

, Nov 20 (IPS) - With eight specific commitments aimed at pushing through laws and policies on food security and sovereignty, family farming and school feeding programmes, legislators from 17 countries closed the Sixth Forum of the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean.

“Jasmine Revolution” Challenges Male Domination of Tea Trade Unions

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thiruvananthapuram, India, Nov 18 (IPS) - Until September this year, Lissie Sunny was not a name known to the Indian public. All of this changed when this lean and dark woman, working for over a quarter century plucking tea leaves in the misty mountain slopes of southern India finally had enough and took on one of the most powerful tea companies in the world.

Latin America to Push for Food Security Laws as a Bloc

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

LIMA, Nov 17 (IPS) - Lawmakers in the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean decided at a regional meeting to work as a bloc for the passage of laws on food security – an area in which countries in the region have show uneven progress.

Analysis: More Countries Want More Babies

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (IPS) - Concerned with the consequences of demographic decline and population ageing, especially with respect to economic growth, national defence and pensions and health care for the elderly, a growing number of governments are seeking to raise birth rates. Whereas nearly 40 years ago 13 countries had policies to raise fertility, today the number has increased four-fold to 56, representing more than one-third of the world's population.

Gay Cruising Spots a Challenge for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Cuba

Friday, November 13, 2015

HAVANA, Nov 13 (IPS) - When night falls, young men can be seen sitting on a dismantled bus stop on a remote hill far from the centre of the Cuban capital. Later they climb uphill to have sex with other men in the thick forest.

Latin American Legislators, a Battering Ram in the Fight Against Hunger

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SANTIAGO, Nov 11 (IPS) - Lawmakers in Latin America are joining forces to strengthen institutional frameworks that sustain the fight against hunger in a region that, despite being dubbed "the next global breadbasket", still has more than 34 undernourished people.

Analysis: Is Empowerment of Women a Will-o’-the-Wisp?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

PHILADELPHIA AND BOSTON, Nov 10 (IPS) - Few dispute that women's autonomy and betterment of their lives are moral imperatives. But whether these are also key to economic development is contested.

Opinion: From Despair to Hope: Fulfilling a Promise to Mothers and Children in Mandera County

Monday, November 09, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 09 (IPS) - Mandera in northeastern Kenya, has often been described as "the worst place on earth to give birth." Mandera's maternal mortality ratio stands at 3,795 deaths per 100,000 live births, almost double that of wartime Sierra Leone at 2,000 deaths per 100,000 live births.

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