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OPINION: Keep Family Farms in Business with Youth Agripreneurs

Monday, November 23, 2015

IBADAN, Nigeria, Nov 23 (IPS) - Finding a way to allow youth to contribute their natural and ample energies to productive causes is increasingly the touchstone issue that will determine future prosperity.

Private Nature Reserves in Latin America Seek a Bigger Role

Friday, November 20, 2015

PUNTA LEONA, Costa Rica, Nov 20 (IPS) - Private voluntary nature reserves in Latin America should be seen as allies in policies on the environment, climate change mitigation and the preservation of biological diversity in rainforests, say experts.

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.

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.

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.

School Meals Bolster Family Farming in Brazil

Monday, November 09, 2015

ITABORAÍ, Brazil, Nov 09 (IPS) - "That law should have existed since the end of slavery, which threw slaves into the street without offering them adequate conditions for working and producing, turning them into semi-slaves," said Brazilian farmer Idevan Correa.

Parliamentarian Forum to Set New Goals Against Hunger

Saturday, November 07, 2015

LIMA, Nov 07 (IPS) - Undertaking the challenge of pushing for new legislation to guarantee food security in their countries, legislators from Latin America and the Caribbean, together with guest lawmakers from Africa and Asia, will hold the Sixth Forum of the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger Oct. 15-17.

Open Data - Still Closed to Latin American Communities

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

MEXICO CITY, Nov 04 (IPS) - Open data policies in Latin America have not yet enabled communities to exercise their right to access to information, consultation and participation with regard to mining or infrastructure projects that affect their surroundings and way of life.

Nicaragua’s Interoceanic Canal, a Nightmare for Environmentalists

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

MANAGUA, Nov 03 (IPS) - The international scientific community's fears about the damage that will be caused by Nicaragua's future interoceanic canal have been reinforced by the environmental impact assessment, which warns of serious environmental threats posed by the megaproject.

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