Thursday, September 22, 2016
ROME, Sep 22 (IPS) - Following the recent peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC in Cartagena which concludes a 52-year armed conflict, the country is now geared toward improving productivity in its agricultural sector. Yara International, a leader in crop nutrition and farmer support, has taken the timely step of supporting the government's efforts on this issue.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21 (IPS) - Today 21 September 2016 is the International Day of Peace.
Kenya has the largest number of jobless youth in East Africa, putting a strain on the economy's growth and also threatening peace and security when hopeless youth gravitate towards violent extremist groups.
Monday, September 19, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 19 (IPS) - Caribbean countries make a special case for development. The high and increasing exposure to hazards, combined with very open and trade-dependent economies with limited diversification and competitiveness portray a structurally and environmentally vulnerable region, composed, in the most part, of middle income countries.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
LIMA/CHALLHUAHUACHO, Sep 17 (IPS) - Of the 150 socioeconomic conflicts related to the extractive industries that Peru's new government inherited, one of the highest-profile is the protest by the people living near the biggest mining project in the history of the country: Las Bambas.
European Security with or Without Russia? <br>Consequences of the Chinese-Russian Alliance on the Relationship Between USA and EU
Friday, September 16, 2016
ROME, Sep 16 (IPS) - The joint military manoeuvres between the Russian and Chinese navies, armies, and air forces has kicked off. It's a clear message for Washington, which has recently strengthened its action in Asia, indicating that as a country that overlooks the Pacific, it wants to play an important role in the continent, aimed at containing the Chinese expansion.
Friday, September 16, 2016
ROME, Sep 16 (IPS) - A recent research study "Bangladesh: Looking Beyond Garments" conducted by the Asian Development Bank ADB has revealed that the positive economic turnaround in Bangladesh is largely due the rising presence of women in the workplace.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
WASHINGTON, Sep 15 (IPS) - In a giant step for transparency at sea, environmentalists on Thursday unveiled a website that allows anyone with an Internet connection to see for free exactly where and when most of the world's industrial fishing boats actually fish.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
SANTA RITA, Brazil, Sep 14 (IPS) - Domingo Mendes da Silva has lost track of how many visitors he has received at his 10-hectare farm in northwest Brazil. He estimates "more than 500," including aquaculture technicians, government officials, peasant farmers, journalists and other people interested in fish farming.
Monday, September 12, 2016
HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA, Sep 12 (IPS) - "In San Lorenzo they cut down the jungle to plant African oil palms. The only reason they didn't expand more was that indigenous people managed to curb the spread," Ecuadorean activist Santiago Levy said during the World Conservation Congress.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
HONOLULU, Hawaii, Sep 11 (IPS) - The international conservation community has taken an important step towards saving African elephants from mass slaughter by voting at a major congress to call on all governments to ban their domestic trade in ivory.
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