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Can Better Technology Lure Asia's Youth Back to Farming?

Saturday, June 25, 2016

MANILA, Jun 25 (IPS) - Farming and agriculture may not seem cool to young people, but if they can learn the thrill of nurturing plants to produce food, and are provided with their favorite apps and communications software on agriculture, food insecurity will not be an issue, food and agriculture experts said during the Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s Food Security Forum from June 22 to 24 at the ADB headquarters here.

Let 5-year-old Sherry Tell You How Handwashing with Soap Saves Lives

Friday, June 24, 2016

Migori County, Kenya, Jun 24 (IPS) - For twenty-six year old Eunice from Migori County,Kenya, celebrating her daughter Sherry's fifth birthday is a milestone that few of her friends have enjoyed. As with many areas of Africa, a child born in Migori is seven times more likely to die before the age of five, compared to a child in Europe.

Rethinking Fiscal Policy for Global Recovery

Thursday, June 23, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 23 (IPS) - Global economic recovery is being held hostage by the ideological dogma of the last three and a half decades. After long contributing to neo-liberal conventional wisdom, in its October 2015 World Economic Outlook, the IMF identified the vicious circle undermining global recovery and growth. Low aggregate demand is discouraging investment; slower expected potential growth itself dampens aggregate demand, further limiting investment.

Yoga Unites the UN for Sustainable Development

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 21 (IPS) - The word yoga means "unite" in Sanskrit, and the Indian governments hopes that the ancient practice will help the United Nations member states to work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Mixed Progress at UN on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 21 (IPS) - Nearly 10 years after UN members adopted a progressive Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), progress implementing the convention has been mixed, even at the UN itself, say disability advocates.

The Paradox of Refuge: Rise of Gender-Based Violence in Times of Crisis

Monday, June 20, 2016

ROME, Jun 20 (IPS) - Since the outbreak of war in 2011, 9 million Syrians have fled from their homeland, creating one of the graves migrant crisis' the world has ever seen. However, what happens to these vulnerable migrants once they secure the refuge they so perilously seek? Can refuge really bring safety to all? Or is ‘the refugee camp' nothing more than the creation of another war, in this case, fought against one's own troubled people. Particularly, for those who are traditionally stigmatized, such as women and girls.

Fences and Walls: A Short-sighted Response to Migration Fears?

Monday, June 20, 2016

ROME, Jun 20 (IPS) - European nations from which millions once left to escape hardship and hunger – Greece, Ireland, Italy - are today destinations for others doing the same.

The 50 Essential Products That Could Help People With Disabilities

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 15 (IPS) - Wheelchairs, hearing aids, white canes and braille typewriters are just some of the products that help people with disabilities to participate fully in everyday life.

Drought Dries Up Money from Honey

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jun 15 (IPS) - "It is everything" is how smallholder farmer Nyovane Ndlovu describes beekeeping, which has long been an alternative sweet source of income for drought-beaten farmers in Zimbabwe.

Governments Slow to Respond to Elder Abuse

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

LONDON, Jun 15 (IPS) - Although instances of elder abuse are widespread around the world, many government responses have been inadequate.

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