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Why farmers respond differently to higher food prices?

Saturday, October 15, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 15 (IPS) - Higher food prices are supposed to induce farmers to increase production for sale. In reality, however, their supply responsiveness is influenced by many factors, including their ability to respond to price changes.

Q&A: We Won't Go Far Until Climate Issues Are Mainstreamed in Policy

Friday, October 14, 2016

NAIROBI, Oct 14 (IPS) - Two years ago at the 31st African Union Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, heads of state and government endorsed the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) programme on agriculture and climate change with the bold vision of at least 25 million smallholder households practicing Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) by 2025.

Cultivating a Different Future for Rural Women in Argentina

Thursday, October 13, 2016

EL PATO, Argentina, Oct 13 (IPS) - Her seven children have grown up, but she now takes care of a young grandson while working in her organic vegetable garden in El Pato, south of the city of Buenos Aires. Olga Campos wants for them what she wasn't able to achieve: an education to forge a different future.

Trump, Clinton, Obama and the TPP

Thursday, October 13, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 (IPS) - The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement between the US and eleven other Pacific Rim countries was under negotiation for the first seven years of the Obama presidency. For the first four years, Hilary Clinton was the Secretary of State, directly supervising the negotiations. Even after she quit her cabinet position to launch for her second presidential bid, she continued to tout it in superlative terms.

Hit by Extreme Weather, South Asia Balances Growth and Food Security

Thursday, October 13, 2016

POLONNARUWA, Sri Lanka, Oct 13 (IPS) - Sri Lanka is literally baking these days.

What Happens When a Small Farmer Migrates?

Thursday, October 13, 2016

ROME, Oct 13 (IPS) - Now that world attention is focused on the fast growing process of urbanisation, with 2 in 3 people estimated to be living in towns and cities by the year 2030, an old "equation" jumps rapidly to mind: each time a small farmer migrates to an urban area, equals to one food producer less, and one food consumer more.

Climate Change Adaptation - Key to Reaching Zero Hunger in Latin America

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SANTIAGO, Oct 12 (IPS) - Climate change is leading to major modifications in agricultural production in Latin America and the Caribbean, and if mitigation and adaptation measures of the productive system are not urgently adopted, threats to food security will be exacerbated.

The Beating Pulse of Food Security in Africa

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

MASVINGO, Zimbabwe, Oct 12 (IPS) - Elizabeth Mpofu is a fighter. She is one of a select group of farmers who equate food security with the war against hunger and shun poor agricultural practices which destroy the environment and impoverish farmers, especially women.

$90tn Infrastructure Investment Could Combat Climate Change: Report

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 12 (IPS) - The world will need to more than double its current infrastructure stock over the next 15 years - a massive undertaking which could either contribute to or combat catastrophic climate change - according to a new report.

Boko Haram: Recruited by Friends and Family

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

LONDON, Oct 12 (IPS) - A recent study supported by the government of Finland has found widespread misconceptions regarding what drives people to join Islamist militant groups like Boko Haram.

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