News headlines for “Food and Agriculture Issues”

  1. Report Reveals Mounting Pressure on Zambia’s Environmental Resources

    Friday, May 24, 2019

    LUSAKA, May 24 (IPS) - Irene Lungu Chipili is Manager, Corporate Affairs at the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA).

    There is a strong link between provision of basic social services and the use of natural resources in a country. Thus, with increased population comes additional pressure on natural resources. This is a key finding in the latest Zambia Environment Outlook (ZEO) Report 4, published by the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA).

  2. Class Analyst: Global Income Inequality

    Friday, May 24, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, May 24 (IPS) - CHRIS WELLISZ is on the staff of Finance & Development published by the International Monetary Fund*As a child growing up in Communist Yugoslavia, Branko Milanovic witnessed the protests of 1968, when students occupied the campus of the University of Belgrade and hoisted banners reading "Down with the Red bourgeoisie!"

  3. The UN Has Failed Civilians

    Friday, May 24, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 24 (IPS) - Despite the United Nations Security Council's task of protecting civilians, millions around the world are still being displaced and killed with little to no accountability for perpetrators.

  4. Preventing Antibiotic Resistance: Look to the Livestock Industry

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 21 (IPS) - Antimicrobial resistance is quickly becoming a global crisis and risks reversing a century of progress in health. Some organisations have already geared up and are tackling the issue from its roots.

  5. Public-Private Partnerships Fad Fails

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 21 (IPS) - After the failure and abuses of privatization became apparent, public-private partnerships have since been promoted ostensibly to mobilize private finance for the public purpose. In all too many cases, PPPs have socialized costs and losses while ensuring private financial gains.After the failure and abuses of privatization and contracting-out services from the 1980s, there has been renewed appreciation for the role of the state or government. Earlier promoters of privatization have taken a step backward, only to take two more forward to instead promote public-private partnerships (PPPs).

  6. Cyclones and Struggling Economy Could Impact Mozambique’s Elections

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    MAPUTO, May 20 (IPS) - Mozambique, which was affected by an unprecedented two tropical cyclones over a matter of weeks, is still reeling from the impact a month after the latest disaster. But resultant devastation caused by the cyclones could impact the country's elections as concerns are raised over whether the southern African nation can properly hold the ballot scheduled for later this year.

  7. Putting Water at the Heart of Sustainable Fashion

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    LONDON, May 20 (IPS) - Lisa Greenlee is Director of Strategic Partnerships, WaterAidThe Copenhagen Fashion Summit celebrated its tenth anniversary last week. The summit, which is often referred to as the Davos of fashion, is a key date in the fashion diary for those businesses with a pioneering vision to highlight issues and create solutions for a more sustainable industry.

  8. Stop The War on Children

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 17 (IPS) - Too many children are dying as a result of explosive weapons, and the international community must step up to protect and declare children off limits in war.

  9. Citizenship & Growth: Inclusive Citizenship Laws Tend to Foster Economic Development

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, May 16 (IPS) - Patrick Amir Imam is the Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Zimbabwe & Kangni Kpodar is Deputy Division Chief in the IMF's Strategy, Policy, and Review Department and senior fellow at the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

    The notion of citizenship has evolved over time. Historically, allegiance was typically to an ethnic group or a feudal lord. With the birth of the nation-state in the 19th century came the need to distinguish between those who belonged to the state and those who didn't, and therefore to create a legal distinction between nationals and foreigners.

  10. Global Hunger Is Threatening Families Because of Climate Change

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

    There is barely a corner of human life that will not be affected by climate change, and some of its impacts are already being felt. Consider this, 821 million people are now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting the hunger eradication goal, SDG 2, at risk.

    Today 15 May, is the United Nations International Day of Families and the theme for this year is, ‘Families and Climate Action'.

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