News headlines for “Food and Agriculture Issues”

  1. An Urgent Need to Turn Down Rhetoric Against Migrants & Refugees

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    LONDON, Sep 18 (IPS) - Carl Soderbergh is Director of Policy & Communications, Minority Rights Group InternationalMigration has become a focus of debate in recent years. From United States President Donald Trump's vehemently anti-migrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric to Denmark's new ‘ghetto laws', the language has become increasingly heated.

  2. In the Race to Achieve Zero Hunger and Mitigate Climate Change, We Must Look Down — to the Soil

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    ILLINOIS, United States, Sep 18 (IPS) - Esther Ngumbi is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University in Alabama. She was the 2015 Clinton Global University (CGI U) Mentor for Agriculture and 2015 New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute.Recently, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva urged countries, scientists, policymakers and stakeholders invested in building an equitable, sustainable, and thriving planet to pay attention to the soil. He further noted that the future of the planet depends on how healthy the soils of today are.

  3. Another global financial crisis for developing countries?

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    SYDNEY & KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 18 (IPS) - George Soros, Bill Gates and other pundits have been predicting another financial crisis. In their recent book, Revolution Required: The Ticking Bombs of the G7 ModelPeter Dittus and Herve Hamoun, former senior officials of the Bank of International Settlements, warned of ‘ticking time bombs' in the global financial system waiting to explode, mainly due to the policies of major developed countries.

  4. Crisis Drives Nicaragua to an Economic and Social Precipice

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    MANAGUA, Sep 17 (IPS) - Five months after the outbreak of mass protests in Nicaragua, in addition to the more than 300 deaths, the crisis has had visible consequences in terms of increased poverty and migration, as well as the international isolation of the government and a wave of repression that continues unabated.

  5. Africa Needs Strong Political Will to Transform Agriculture and Spur Economic Growth

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 17 (IPS) - Africa needs strong political commitment to accelerate the transformation of its agriculture sector. 

  6. Between Drought and Floods, Cuba Seeks to Improve Water Management

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    HAVANA, Sep 15 (IPS) - If you enjoy a good daily shower and water comes out every time you turn on the taps in your home, you should feel privileged. There are places in the world where this vital resource for life is becoming scarcer by the day and the forecasts for the future are grim.

  7. The Causes Behind Africa's Digital Gender Divide

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    MAPUTO, Sep 14 (IPS) - Systemic inequalities based on gender, race, income and geography are mirrored in the digital realm and leave many women, especially the poor and the rural, trailing behind Africa's tech transformation.

  8. 'Women Not Speaking at the Same Table as Men' Means a Widening Digital Gender Gap in Africa

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    MAPUTO, Sep 14 (IPS) - 'Think Bigger', urge the colourful posters on the walls of Idearioan innovation hub in Chamanculo, a modest neighbourhood in Maputo, Mozambique's capital. The message is right on target for the new female trainees, eager eyes glued to laptop screens as they learn internet and computer skills.

  9. Kofi Annan, the Last UN Secretary-General Who Paid for His Independence

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    ROME, Sep 14 (IPS) - Roberto Savio is co-founder of IPS Inter Press Service and President EmeritusThis testimony to Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, comes a month after his death. Much has already been written, and it is now superfluous to recall his efforts for peace and international cooperation. It is better to place his figure in a crucial context: how the great powers progressively reduced the figure of the UN Secretary-General and charged a high price from those who tried to keep the system's independence.

  10. Global Warming Threatens Europe's Public Health

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    VIENNA, Sep 13 (IPS) - Climate change and health experts are warning of the growing threat to public health in Europe from global warming as rising temperatures help potentially lethal diseases spread easily across the continent.

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