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  1. Winning the ‘No Food Loss’ Battle: The Case of Japan

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    ARKANSAS, Nov 20 (IPS) - Veena S. Kulkarni, PhD is Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Sociology and Geography, Arkansas State University, USAHumankind since almost the time that there is recorded history has grappled with the question of ‘how many is too many?' The response is expectedly complex as it varies across time and space. The pace of population growth was slow till about approximately 250 years or so. It is only since the middle of the eighteenth century that there has been a palpable acceleration in population growth.

  2. Liberation, Not Liberalization, Responsible for China’s Economic Miracle

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    BERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 (IPS) - Any balanced assessment of the so-called Chinese economic miracle will recognize that it was extremely successful, not only during the reform period from 1979, but also since Liberation in 1949 despite the setbacks of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.

  3. Bringing Silicon Valley to Kathmandu Valley

    Monday, November 18, 2019

    KATHMANDU, Nov 18 (IPS) - For those who think that Nepal is too underdeveloped to make full use of artificial intelligence (AI), think again. That is exactly what they used to say about computers and mobile phones in the 1990s.

  4. Africa is Better Placed Than Ever for Investment

    Monday, November 18, 2019

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 18 (IPS) - The Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Prime Minister Agostinho do Rosario of Mozambique engaged in a discussion titled, Invest in Africa's Space: Conversation with African Heads of State, moderated by Dr. Victor Oladokun, African Development Bank Group Director of External Relations and Communications, at the Africa Investment Forum, Johannesburg, 11 November 2019.

  5. The Global Economy of Pulses: Impressive Gains and the Way Forward

    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    ROME, Nov 14 (IPS) - Pulses are highly nutritious and their consumption is associated with many health benefits. They are rich in proteins and minerals, high in fibre and have a low fat content. Pulses are produced by plants of the Leguminosae family.

    These plants have root nodules that absorb inert nitrogen from soil air and convert it into biologically useful ammonia, a process referred to as biological nitrogen fixation.

    Consequently, the pulse crops do not need any additional nitrogen as fertilizer and help reduce the requirement of fossil fuel-based chemical nitrogen fertilization for other crops.

    Expansion of pulse production, therefore, can play a vital role in mitigating the effects of climate change.

  6. World Youth Call to Governments to Ban All Hindrances to LGBTQI Communities

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 (IPS) - Governments across the world must ban all state-implemented harmful practices against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) community delegates at the ICPD25 tells IPS.

  7. ICPD25: Lessons From the East

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 (IPS) - The Japan Parliamentary Federation for Population represented by Mr Teruhiko Mashiko and its secretariat, the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) has made a clear and concrete commitment to endorse the ICPD25 agenda. Mashiko tells IPS that Japan, as should every country driven by the well-being of its population, should create the best possible conditions to achieve the ICPD25 agenda.

  8. A New Deal for Sustainable Development

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Nov 13 (IPS) - Almost nine decades ago, newly elected US President Franklin Roosevelt introduced the New Deal in 1933 in response to the Great Depression. The New Deal consisted of a number of mutually supportive initiatives, of which the most prominent were: a public works programme financed by budget deficits; a new social contract to improve living standards for all working families, including creation of the US social security system; and financial regulation to protect citizens' assets and channel financial resources into productive investments.

  9. How can Taps, Toilets & Good Hygiene Help Ensure Sustainable & Resilient Agricultural Supply Chains?

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    LONDON, Nov 12 (IPS) - Water underpins the global economy and agriculture is by far the world's largest water consumer, accounting for 70% of freshwater withdrawals. Global water demands are projected to increase by 55% by 2050 and climate change will present further pressures on water accessibility.

  10. Cairo Dream Requires $264 Billion to Deliver Women’s Call for Justice and Bold Leadership

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 12 (IPS) - For each of the 830 women dying each day from pregnancy complications and childbirth, an estimated 20 others suffer serious injuries, infections or disabilities.

    This is the reality that millions of women face, and informs the Nairobi Summit's three critical commitments which are to bring preventable maternal deaths, gender-based violence and harmful practices, as well as unmet need for family planning, to zero. To achieve this objective money is needed.

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