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The Challenge of Climate Change: an Indian perspective

Thursday, November 19, 2015

NEW DELHI, INDIA, Nov 19 (IPS) - Few countries in the world are as vulnerable to the effects of climate change as India is with its vast population (of over 1.2 billion) that is dependent on the growth of its agrarian economy, its expansive coastal areas and the Himalayan region and islands.

Opinion: Progress Against Undernutrition, But Uneven

Thursday, November 19, 2015

ROME, Nov 19 (IPS) - At the end of 2014, an estimated 795 million people – one in nine people worldwide – were estimated to be chronically hungry. All but 15 million of the world's hungry live in developing countries, i.e., 780 million are in developing countries, where the share of the hungry has declined by less than half – from 23.4 per cent in 1991 to 12.9 per cent.

“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.

When the Rains Came in Dokolo and Karamoja

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

DOKOLO, UGANDA, Nov 17 (IPS) - Households in Northern Uganda are recovering from a prolonged dry spell which has devastated harvests and led to food shortages. Long-awaited rains are expected to replenish pastures, and communities are being encouraged to plant short-term crops. But those that can, fear losing their produce again, when the rains stop.

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.

Opinion: Risks? What Risks?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

MIAMI, Florida, Nov 17 (IPS) - We humans are acutely aware of risks. From our earliest times, the risks we faced were from hunger, predatory animals, extreme environmental conditions and, as our numbers grew, from other human tribes.

Zimbabweans Align with Climate-Smart Agriculture Amid Food Deficits

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Nov 17 (IPS) - With droughts wreaking havoc in vast areas of Zimbabwe, a majority of people here are fast falling in line with climate-smart agriculture (CSA) as food deficits continue.

Uruguay Puts High Priority on Renewable Energies

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

MONTEVIDEO, Nov 17 (IPS) - Uruguay is modifying its energy mix with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, by means of a strategy that bolsters non-conventional clean energy sources through public-private partnerships and new investment. A majority of this South American country's energy already comes from renewable sources.

Opinion: China’s New South-South Funds – a Global Game Changer?

Monday, November 16, 2015

GENEVA, Nov 16 (IPS) - South-South cooperation is usually seen as a poor second fiddle to North-South aid in the world of development assistance. Indeed, developing countries' policy makers themselves insist that South-South cooperation can only supplement but not replace North-South cooperation.

“Bringing Private Funds into Land Restoration is Risky”

Monday, November 16, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov 16 (IPS) - The world loses 23 hectares to land degradation each and every minute, adding up to the disappearance of 12 million hectares worldwide – an area half the size of the UK.

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