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Climate Change Bites Kenyan Tea Farmers

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

NAIROBI, Nov 11 (IPS) - You wouldn't typically expect heavy rainfall and frost in East Africa. But the Earth's climate is changing - and this is affecting one of the world's largest tea-producing regions, in central Kenya.

Latin American Legislators, a Battering Ram in the Fight Against Hunger

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SANTIAGO, Nov 11 (IPS) - Lawmakers in Latin America are joining forces to strengthen institutional frameworks that sustain the fight against hunger in a region that, despite being dubbed "the next global breadbasket", still has more than 34 undernourished people.

Climate Change May Increase World’s Poor by 100 Million, Warns World Bank

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 (IPS) - The UN's heavily-hyped Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were approved by more than 160 world leaders at a summit meeting in September, are an integral part of the world body's post-2015 development agenda, including the eradication of hunger and poverty by 2030.

School Meals Bolster Family Farming in Brazil

Monday, November 09, 2015

ITABORAÍ, Brazil, Nov 09 (IPS) - "That law should have existed since the end of slavery, which threw slaves into the street without offering them adequate conditions for working and producing, turning them into semi-slaves," said Brazilian farmer Idevan Correa.

Parliamentarian Forum to Set New Goals Against Hunger

Saturday, November 07, 2015

LIMA, Nov 07 (IPS) - Undertaking the challenge of pushing for new legislation to guarantee food security in their countries, legislators from Latin America and the Caribbean, together with guest lawmakers from Africa and Asia, will hold the Sixth Forum of the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger Oct. 15-17.

Open Data - Still Closed to Latin American Communities

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

MEXICO CITY, Nov 04 (IPS) - Open data policies in Latin America have not yet enabled communities to exercise their right to access to information, consultation and participation with regard to mining or infrastructure projects that affect their surroundings and way of life.

Nicaragua’s Interoceanic Canal, a Nightmare for Environmentalists

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

MANAGUA, Nov 03 (IPS) - The international scientific community's fears about the damage that will be caused by Nicaragua's future interoceanic canal have been reinforced by the environmental impact assessment, which warns of serious environmental threats posed by the megaproject.

Interview: “‘We’re Not Independent Enough,” says ASEAN Rights Commission Chair

Monday, November 02, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 02 (IPS) - (IPS Asia-Pacific) – Although it is six years old, few know what the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) does. It has been called toothless, though its creation was seen as a step forward given the principle of non-interference in the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Central America Seeks Recognition of Its Vulnerability to Climate Change

Friday, October 30, 2015

SAN JOSE, Oct 30 (IPS) - For decades, the countries of Central America have borne the heavy impact of extreme climate phenomena like hurricanes and severe drought. Now, six of them are demanding that the entire planet recognise their climate vulnerability.

Opinion: Integrating Water, Sanitation and Health are Key to the Promise of the UN Global Goals

Friday, October 30, 2015

AMMAN, Oct 30 (IPS) - The 193 member states of the United Nations have adopted an ambitious 15-year sustainable development agenda, the 2030 Global Goals.

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