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Four Fast Facts to Debunk Myths About Rural Women

Monday, March 23, 2015

PARIS, Mar 23 (IPS) - We are lucky to live in a country that has long since abandoned the image of the damsel in distress. Even Disney princesses now save themselves and send unsuitable "saviours" packing. But despite the great strides being made in gender equality, we are still failing rural women, particularly women farmers.

CSW 59 Wraps Up As Delegates Look Toward 2016

Monday, March 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 23 (IPS) - The Commission on the Status of Women, one of the biggest events on the calendar for United Nations headquarters in New York City, is over for another year.

Why Investors Should Think Twice before Investing in Coal in India – Part 2

Thursday, March 19, 2015

NEW DELHI, Mar 19 (IPS) - In November last year, India's power minister Piyush Goyal announced that he plans to double coal production in India by the end of this decade and, in an effort to enhance production, the Indian government has started a process of auctioning coal blocks.

Banana Workers’ Strike Highlights Abuses by Corporations in Costa Rica

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SAN JOSE, Mar 18 (IPS) - A strike that has brought activity to a halt since January on three major banana plantations on Costa Rica's southern Caribbean coast, along the border with Panama, has highlighted the abuses in a sector in the hands of transnational corporations and has forced the governments of both countries to intervene.

Why Investors Should Think Twice before Investing in Coal in India – Part 1

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NEW DELHI, Mar 18 (IPS) - India's Government under Narendra Modi is in overdrive mode to please businesses and investments in the country. The much aggrandised ‘Make in India' campaign launched in September 2014 is a clarion call for spurring investments into manufacturing and services in India and all eyes have turned to the power sector which is expected to undergo dramatic shifts.

Indonesia’s Palm Oil Industry in Need of a Makeover

Monday, March 16, 2015

BALI, Indonesia, Mar 16 (IPS) - Over the past three decades, 50 percent of the 544,150 square kilometres that comprise Kalimantan, the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo, has been taken over by the palm oil industry.

Feeding a Warmer, Riskier World

Friday, March 13, 2015

ROME, Mar 13 (IPS) - Artificial meat. Indoor aquaculture. Vertical farms. Irrigation drones. Once the realm of science fiction, these things are now fact. Food production is going high tech – at least, in some places.

Newly Recognised Indigenous Rights a Dead Letter?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

IZALCO, El Salvador, Mar 05 (IPS) - Nearly three years after the rights of El Salvador's indigenous people were recognised in the constitution, there are still no public policies and laws to translate that historic achievement into reality.

Can Indigenous and Wildlife Conservationists Work Together?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 05 (IPS) - Indigenous and wildlife conservationists have common goals and common adversaries, but seem to be struggling to find common ground in the fight for sustainable forests.

Opinion: Bridging the Gap - How the SDG Fund is Paving the Way for a Post-2015 Agenda

Thursday, March 05, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 05 (IPS) - The countdown has begun to September's Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with world leaders discussing the 17 goals and 169 targets proposed by the United Nations Open Working Group.

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