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

  1. Inside a Wagon in the Forest of Compiègne

    Sunday, November 11, 2018

    GENEVA, Nov 11 (IPS) - A century later, the consequences of the end of World War I are still today resound from the Middle East, including Syria and Kurdistan, to the shaping of financial and economic policies in Europe.

  2. Diversifying Crops to Help Overcome Drought in Brazil

    Friday, November 09, 2018

    SOUSA, Brazil, Nov 09 (IPS) - Dozens of trucks used to leave São Gonçalo every day, carrying the local agricultural production, mainly coconuts, to markets throughout Brazil, including the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, more than 2,000 kilometers away.

  3. Only Acting Together Can We Stop the Rise in Malnutrition

    Thursday, November 08, 2018

    SANTIAGO, Nov 08 (IPS) - Julio Berdegué is FAO Regional Representative, Marita Perceval is Director of UNICEF in Latin America and the Caribbean, Miguel Barreto is Regional Director of WFPThe number of undernourished people increased for the third consecutive year in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has exceeded 39 million people. In addition, almost one in four adults is obese, while overweight affects 250 million; more than the entire population of Brazil.

  4. Making Agriculture Cool

    Thursday, November 08, 2018

    WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands, Nov 08 (IPS) - At every conference she has attended on the youth, Nawsheen Hosenally has been frustrated to hear that agriculture is not ‘cool'. The 29-year-old graduate in agricultural extension and information systems knew she wanted to do something to redeem the image of agriculture among young people.

  5. Alert! Hunger and Obesity on the Rise in Latin America for Third Year in a Row

    Thursday, November 08, 2018

    SANTIAGO, Nov 08 (IPS) - "For the third consecutive year there is bad news" for Latin America and the Caribbean, where the numbers of hungry people have increased to "39.3 million people," or 6.1 percent of the population, Julio Berdegué, FAO's regional representative, said Wednesday.

  6. Is Excessive Sovereign Debt a Threat to Peace?

    Wednesday, November 07, 2018

    BEAUNE, Burgundy, France, Nov 07 (IPS) - Boudewijn Mohr* is a former UNICEF country programme and operational management specialist who travelled across 36 countries on the African continent. He is also a former senior international corporate banker in New York, and author of the recently-released "A Destiny in the Making: From Wall Street to UNICEF in Africa".Some 30 years ago, the international banks were afloat with petrodollars, deposited by the oil exporting countries. The banks in turn stepped up lending to Latin America, in a big way. The new branch of Société Générale in New York where I was working at the time followed suit rapidly building up its portfolio, as the bank needed to make loans to get its branch off the ground.

  7. Rainwater Harvesting Eases Daily Struggle in Argentina's Chaco Region

    Tuesday, November 06, 2018

    LOS BLANCOS, Argentina, Nov 06 (IPS) - "I've been used to hauling water since I was eight years old. Today, at 63, I still do it," says Antolín Soraire, a tall peasant farmer with a face ravaged by the sun who lives in Los Blancos, a town of a few dozen houses and wide dirt roads in the province of Salta, in northern Argentina.

  8. Africa’s Giant Blue Economy Potential

    Tuesday, November 06, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 06 (IPS) - Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa is Japan's Ambassador to Kenya and Siddharth Chatterjee is the UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya.With good reason, Africa is excited over the prospects of sharing in the multi-trillion maritime industry, with the continent's Agenda 2063 envisioning the blue economy as a foremost contributor to transformation and growth.

  9. The Caribbean Island of Mayreau Could be Split in Two Thanks to Erosion

    Tuesday, November 06, 2018

    KINGSTOWN, Nov 06 (IPS) - As a child growing up in Mayreau four decades ago, Filius "Philman" Ollivierre remembers a 70-foot-wide span of land, with the sea on either side that made the rest of the 1.5-square mile island one with Mount Carbuit. 

  10. Lessons for the ‘Rest’ from ersatz miracles

    Tuesday, November 06, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 06 (IPS) - Of the ten fastest growing economies since 1960, eight are in East Asia. Two main competing explanations claimed to explain this regional concentration of catch up growth since the late 20th century, often referred to as the East Asian miracle.

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