News headlines for “Food and Agriculture Issues”, page 2

  1. Development, Self-Interest & Countries Left Behind

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    DURHAM, North Carolina, Feb 14 (IPS) - The world's wealthiest countries today promote development abroad in a way that is relatively new. For centuries, some of these countries colonized the developing world. As former colonies gained independence they were caught in the international power struggle of the Cold War, often led by dictators who found it in their interest to serve as pawns in great power proxy conflicts.

  2. Village Savings: Helping Small Farmers Weather Climate Shocks

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    LUSAKA, Zambia, Feb 14 (IPS) - In the past, Lameck Sibukale only knew savings in the form of rearing chickens, goats and more importantly, cattle—a long cherished cultural heritage of the Tonga-speaking people of southern Zambia.

  3. Intellectual Property Regime Undermines Equity, Progress

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (IPS) - Over the last few decades, people in the developing world have been rejecting the intellectual property (IP) regime as it has been increasingly imposed on them following the establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO) including its trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPs) regime. IP rights (IPRs) have been further enforced through ostensible free trade agreements (FTAs) and investment treaties among two (bilateral) or more (plurilateral) partners.

  4. Combating Africa’s Inequalities

    Monday, February 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 12 (IPS) - Nelson Mandela, shortly after becoming the first democratically elected president of South Africa, spoke to both his countrymen and women—indeed, for Africans everywhere—when he declared, "We must work together to ensure the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunity and power in our society."

  5. Pyeongchang Olympics: A New Cornerstone for Peace and Prosperity

    Friday, February 09, 2018

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Feb 09 (IPS) - All eyes are on the 23rd Olympic Winter Games and 12th Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang this February. Top athletes will carry their national flags in an opening ceremony which has come to epitomize the international community. Sports fans worldwide eagerly await the Olympics, and this time there is cause for cautious optimism that sport diplomacy may lower tensions on the Korean Peninsula itself. Leaders, diplomats and citizens from the world over will witness North and South Korean athletes walking side by side. For this, there could be few better places than PyeongChang, which means peace (Pyeong) and prosperity (Chang): goals integral to the mission of the United Nations and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

  6. Efficient Water Management in Central Asia

    Friday, February 09, 2018

    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, Feb 09 (IPS) - In Tajikistan and other countries of Central Asia, local water user associations have proved vital for efficient irrigation management, and reasonably prolonged training is the key for enabling the associations to perform well.

  7. Power of Partnerships in the Fight Against Poverty

    Friday, February 09, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 09 (IPS) - The 2030 Agenda is the most ambitious plan governments have ever developed to eradicate extreme poverty and safeguard our planet.

    While it is a global agenda, it will only be achieved by addressing the multidimensional aspects of poverty and through ensuring ownership on the part of communities, local authorities and individuals.

  8. Humanitarian Response Plan for Spreading Crisis in Nigeria

    Thursday, February 08, 2018

    ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb 08 (IPS) - The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for north-east Nigeria demonstrates the commitment of the international community to the people of Nigeria. It is also a clear and positive indication of the strong and continued partnership between us - the international humanitarian community - and the Government of Nigeria.

  9. Inequality also Relates to Education, Health & Illiteracy, not Wealth Alone

    Wednesday, February 07, 2018

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb 07 (IPS) - Antipoverty group Oxfam International got a lot of attention for claiming that there's a global "inequality crisis," but a far more important point is entirely neglected: globally, income distribution is less unequal than it has been for 100 years.

  10. China, Once the Final Resting Place for Half the World’s Trash, Bans Waste Products

    Tuesday, February 06, 2018

    MAASTRICHT, Netherlands, Feb 06 (IPS) - China, once the final resting place for half the world's trash, has just banned the import of certain plastic, paper and textile waste. Western countries are scrambling to shift ‘the problem' elsewhere – but there could be another way. They could invest more in the circular economy, which would also help them achieve the 2030 Agenda. But what exactly is the circular economy?

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