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  1. Dung-Eating Earthworms Restore Soil Nutrients in Bangladesh

    Monday, February 26, 2018

    KALIGANJ, Bangladesh, Feb 26 (IPS) - In Kaliganj village, 20 kilometres south of Rangpur city in Bangladesh, small farmers are turning to vermicomposting after crop yields started dropping. The problem was that soil fertility eroded due to organic nutrient depletion.

  2. New Technology Alone Won’t Halt Aflatoxin Menace, Experts Warn

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 (IPS) - In the absence of concerted efforts to raise awareness on the dangers of aflatoxin to humans and domestic animals, advances in technology for early detection of aflatoxin in cereals and seeds such as maize will come to naught, experts warn.

  3. A Step Towards the Light: Ending Human Trafficking

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (IPS) - A new initiative aims to use data to shed light on a pervasive multi-billion dollar criminal industry: human trafficking.

    Created by the International Organization for Migration and Polaris, the Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) is the world's first human trafficking data portal.

  4. The United States: Innovation and Immobility

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    MIAMI, Feb 20 (IPS) - Joaquín Roy is Jean Monnet Professor and Director of the European Union Center at the University of Miami.It is the country of paradox, based on the double column of creativity and tradition. Americans are unable to escape the twin submission to the adamnism of being the first and the last to accept that the rest of the planet can be more original and may outrank them in any field.

  5. Oxfam’s Sexual Abuse Episode Must Inspire a Culture Shift

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 16 (IPS) - Sexual abuse allegations against Oxfam staff, and failings in the charity's response to them, delivered a body blow to an organisation renowned for years of humanitarian and development work. At the very least the accusations will leave a stain on the reputation of a charity that works in some of the toughest environments in the world, and has made a positive difference in the lives of the most vulnerable.

  6. Turning Promise into Action: Working Towards Gender Equality

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 15 (IPS) - Persistent and pervasive gender-based discrimination is undermining sustainable development and preventing communities and countries from reaching their full potential, said a UN agency.

  7. Inequality also Relates to Education, Health & Illiteracy, not Wealth Alone

    Wednesday, February 07, 2018

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb 07 (IPS) - Antipoverty group Oxfam International got a lot of attention for claiming that there's a global "inequality crisis," but a far more important point is entirely neglected: globally, income distribution is less unequal than it has been for 100 years.

  8. “No Time to Waste” in Ending FGM

    Wednesday, February 07, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 07 (IPS) - More than 200 million women around the world have experienced some kind of female genital mutilation (FGM) and more could be at risk, a UN agency said.

  9. Gaza Health Sector on Verge of Collapse

    Wednesday, February 07, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 07 (IPS) - UN agencies have sounded the alarm on the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza, pointing to the devastating repercussions of the ongoing fuel shortages.

  10. UN Refugee Agency Calls for Aid and Peace in South Sudan

    Monday, February 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 05 (IPS) - As South Sudan quickly becomes Africa's largest refugee and humanitarian crisis, the world must come to its aid, said the UN refugee agency.

    The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has launched a global appeal to support displaced persons amid South Sudan's rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation.

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