News headlines for “Food and Agriculture Issues”

  1. Asia’s Landlocked

    Monday, January 21, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jan 21 (IPS) - Andrzej Bolesta is Economic Affairs Officer, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)Structural economic transformation and the expansion of international trade are among the most pressing issues to be addressed, if Asia's landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) are to overcome the development challenges related to their geographical locations.

  2. Moving Beyond Just Building Toilets

    Monday, January 21, 2019

    PUNE, India, Jan 21 (IPS) - One of the most laudable initiatives of the current government's regime is the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) that was launched on Oct 2, 2014, with a larger vision of a clean India. The critical aspect of the mission was that—unlike many of the movements that preceded it—this had a measurable outcome (making India open defecation free) and a firm timeline (by 2019).

  3. Eat Plants, Save the Planet

    Monday, January 21, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 21 (IPS) - While the modern agricultural system has helped stave off famines and feed the world's 7 billion residents, the way we eat and produce food is posing a threat to future populations' food security.

  4. Moving Beyond South Korea’s Hierarchal Business Structure for Sustainable Green Growth

    Monday, January 21, 2019

    SEOUL, Jan 21 (IPS) - Despite the international rise of South Korean businesses like Samsung, Hyundai and LG as global powerhouses, the corporate culture in this East Asian nation is often known to have a vertically rigid command line.

  5. Family Farming Wages a Difficult Battle in Argentina

    Monday, January 21, 2019

    BUENOS AIRES, Jan 21 (IPS) - "Our philosophy is based on two principles: zero tolerance of pesticides or bosses," says Leandro Ladrú, while he puts tomatoes and carrots in the ecological bag held by a customer, in a large market in the Argentine capital, located between warehouses and rusty old railroad cars.

  6. Quenching Humanity’s Freshwater Thirst Creates a Salty Threat

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    HAMILTON, Canada, Jan 18 (IPS) - Vladimir Smakhtin is Director, and Manzoor Qadir is Assistant Director, of the UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) in Canada, hosted by the Government of Canada and McMaster University. Edward Jones, who worked on the paper at UNU-INWEH, is now a researcher at Wageningen University, The Netherlands

    Starting from a few, mostly Middle Eastern facilities in the 1960s, today almost 16,000 desalination plants are in operation in 177 countries, producing 95 million cubic meters of freshwater every day - equal to about half the flow over Niagara Falls.

  7. Q&A: 17 Percent of the Problem, but 30 Percent of the Solution

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 18 (IPS) - IPS Correspondent Tharanga Yakupitiyage interviews United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Coordinator of Freshwater, Land, and Climate Branch TIM CHRISTOPHERSENFrom expansive evergreen forests to lush tropical forests, the Earth's forests are disappearing on a massive scale. While deforestation poses a significant problem to the environment and climate, trees also offer a solution.

  8. Wasting & Dining: the New Water Dilemma

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 17 (IPS) - Professor Jan Lundqvist is Senior Advisor at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

    Concerns about the supply side of food systems are shifting from insufficient production and supply, to issues likely to affect food production in the medium and long term, such as water risks, global warming and environmental consequences.

  9. Experience on Irregular Migration is the Best Teacher

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

    BENIN CITY, Nigeria, Jan 17 (IPS) - The International Organization For Migration (IOM) has taken its campaign against irregular migration to schools in Nigeria. The school campaigns are meant to educate children who are among victims of human traffickers.

  10. A New Spectre is Haunting Europe

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

    ROME, Jan 17 (IPS) - After Teresa May's defeat in the British parliament it is clear that a new spectre is haunting Europe. It is no longer the spectre of communism, which opens Marx's Manifesto of 1848; it is the spectre of the failure of neoliberal globalisation, which reigned uncontested following the fall of the Berlin Wall, until the financial crisis of 2009.

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