News headlines for “Water and Development”

  1. “Black Soils’ - Excessive Use of Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury…

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    ROME, Jun 23 (IPS) - Soil are polluted due mostly to human activities that leave excess chemicals in soils used to grow food, the United Nations reports.

  2. The World Is Burning

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    ROME, Jun 23 (IPS) - Record high temperatures are gripping much of the globe and more hot weather are to come and. This implies more drought, more food insecurity, more famine and more massive human displacements.

  3. Children Now More Than Half of the 65 Million Displaced

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - Around 20 people are newly displaced every minute of the day, according to a new report.

    In its annual Global Trends reportthe UN's refugee agency UNHCR has recorded unprecedented and concerning levels of displacement around the world.

  4. New Inhumane Record: One Person Displaced Every Three Second

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    ROME/GENEVA, Jun 20 (IPS) - Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year, the United Nation refugee agency has reported.

  5. Asia-Pacific: Farming Rice and Fish Together to Reduce Poverty

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    ROME/BANGKOK, Jun 20 (IPS) - Rice is a major food commodity and staple food for many, and adding fish to flooded rice paddies has been a farming tradition practiced in a number of Asian countries for many centuries—even for more than 1000 years in some Chinese areas, the United Nations reports.

  6. Africa: Drought and Jobless, Hopeless Youth, Fertile Grounds for Extremism

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    ROME/OUAGADOUGOU, Jun 19 (IPS) - Ignoring the plight of jobless young people in sub-Saharan Africa is a recipe for political instability and global insecurity, warned a high-level symposium of Africa's interior, environment and foreign affairs ministers in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

  7. Africa Could Help Feed the World – If Its Fertile Land Doesn’t Vanish

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    OUAGADOUGOU, Jun 16 (IPS) - The 23rd World Day to Combat Desertification was celebrated in Burkina Faso's capital of Ouagadougou on June 15 with a call to create two million jobs and restore 10 million hectares of degraded land.

  8. IFAD’s President Houngbo Calls for Investment in Climate Smart Agriculture for Poverty-Free Future

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 16 (IPS) - Implementing climate-smart agriculture is critical to reduce hunger and poverty, according to International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD) new president Gilbert Houngbo.

  9. The High Price of Desertification: 23 Hectares of Land a Minute

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jun 15 (IPS) - Urban farmer Margaret Gauti Mpofu would do anything to protect the productivity of her land. Healthy soil means she is assured of harvest and enough food and income to look after her family.

  10. Global Coalition Calls for Withdrawal of SDGs Progress Report

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 14 (IPS) - A report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) fails to capture the the true picture of water challenges and the UN must withdraw it, said a global civil society coalition.

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