News headlines for “Food and Agriculture Issues”, page 5

  1. Shared Humanity our Only Hope Against Hatred

    Sunday, August 26, 2018

    NAIROBI, Aug 26 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya and was born in the city that was Mother Teresa's home- Calcutta, India.

    "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." This profound statement was made by the late Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, who was born on this day, August 26, 1910. An icon of love, tolerance, generosity and tremendous integrity and spirituality.

  2. The Fight for the Right to Abortion Spreads in Latin America Despite Politicians

    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Aug 23 (IPS) - The Argentine Senate's rejection of a bill to legalise abortion did not stop a Latin American movement, which is on the streets and is expanding in an increasingly coordinated manner among women's organisations in the region with the most restrictive laws and policies against pregnant women's right to choose.

  3. Africa’s Economic Growth Prospects Amongst the World’s Brightest

    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 23 (IPS) - Dr Ayodele Odusola is Chief Economist, UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa.

    The best time to invest in Africa is now. However, foreign investors have not moved into the continent as quickly as expected because foreign investment decisions are often methodically over-structured. One of the major factors cited is too much risk. But risks and profits are inseparable twins: high-risk ventures are frequently associated with higher profits.

  4. Rohingya Refugees Left in Limbo One Year On

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    OSLO, Aug 22 (IPS) - Jan Egeland is Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

    Aid funding for refugee relief is running out while conditions are still not in place for the safe return of over 700,000 people forced to flee Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh after violence broke out one year ago.

  5. Accessible Public Transportation and Housing, a Need for People with Disabilities in Major Cities

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 22 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories on disability inclusion.

    Even though over six billion people—nearly one billion of whom will have disabilities— are expected to live in urban centres by 2050, many of the world's major urban cities have a long way to go before their infrastructure becomes inclusive for people with disabilities.

  6. If Vanuatu Can Ban Single-Use Plastics, so Can the Other Commonwealth Countries!

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    PORT VILA, Aug 21 (IPS) - Op-ed by Ralph Regenvanu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vanuatu.

    Cradled in the South Pacific, my home country Vanuatu is made mostly of ocean.  The Pacific covers 98% of the national jurisdiction. Here, some 280,000 Ni-Vanuatu like myself live simply off the land and sea.  We view the ocean as a living ‘bridge' that connects islands and continents while sustaining life in all its forms. Where we come from, the ocean has a heartbeat.

  7. Has Globalization Enhanced Development Cooperation?

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 (IPS) - Protracted economic stagnation in rich countries continues to threaten the development prospects of poorer countries. Globalization and economic liberalization over the last few decades have integrated developing countries into the world economy, but now that very integration is becoming a threat as developing countries are shackled by the knock-on effects of the rich world's troubles.

  8. Mixed Signals as Guyana Develops its Green Economy Strategy

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    GEORGETOWN, Aug 21 (IPS) - Guyana is forging ahead with plans to exploit vast offshore reserves of oil and gas, even while speaking eloquently of its leadership in transitioning to a green economy at a recent political party congress addressed by the country's president.

  9. Old Age Is a Curse in India

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Aug 21 (IPS) - The swift descent of the elderly in India into non-communicable diseases could have various disastrous consequences.Old age morbidity is a rapidly worsening curse in India. The swift descent of the elderly in India (60 years+) into non-communicable diseases (NCDs e.g. cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes) could have disastrous consequences in terms of impoverishment of families, excess mortality, lowering of investment and consequent deceleration of growth.

  10. New Relationship Evolves Between Society and Energy in Brazil

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    SOUSA, Brazil, Aug 21 (IPS) - "We want to make history," agreed the teachers at the Chiquinho Cartaxo Comprehensive Technical Citizen School. They are the first to teach adolescents about generating power from bad weather in the semi-arid Northeast region of Brazil.

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