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Salvadoran Farmers Stake Their Bets on Sustainable Development

Friday, September 12, 2014

JIQUILISCO, El Salvador, Sep 12 (IPS) - Peasant farmers from one of El Salvador's most fragile coastal areas are implementing a model of sustainable economic growth that respects the environment and offers people education and security as keys to give the wetland region a boost.

Majority of Consumer Products May Be Tainted by Illegal Deforestation

Thursday, September 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 11 (IPS) - At least half of global deforestation is taking place illegally and in support of commercial agriculture, new analysis released Thursday finds – particularly to supply overseas markets.

OPINION: Ebola Crisis Reversing Development Gains in Liberia

Thursday, September 11, 2014

MONROVIA, Sep 11 (IPS) - As the Ebola crisis continues to take a toll on people's lives and livelihoods in West Africa, the focus is increasingly not just on the health aspects of the crisis, but also on its social and economic consequences.

Free Economic Zone Plan Slammed as ‘Suicide’ Pact for Taiwan Farmers

Thursday, September 11, 2014

TAIPEI, Sep 11 (IPS) - The Taiwan government's plan to liberalise tariff-free imports of agricultural produce from China and other countries for processing in free economic pilot zones, which will then be exported as ‘Made in Taiwan' items, may mean suicide for Taiwanese farmers if approved by the national legislature.

Africa’s Dividing Farmlands A Threat To Food Security

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

NAIROBI, Sep 10 (IPS) - When Kiprui Kibet pictures his future as a maize farmer in the fertile Uasin Gishu county in Kenya's Rift Valley region, all he sees is the ever-decreasing plot of land that he has to farm on.

Global Commission Urges Decriminalisation of Drug Use

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 10 (IPS) - A top-level international panel called Tuesday for a major shift in global drug-control policies from prohibition to decriminalisation and regulation.

OPINION: Testing Time for Tourism

Monday, September 08, 2014

SAN FRANCISO, Sep 08 (IPS) - It is testing time for global tourism. The ongoing political conflicts across North Africa, compounded by military action in the Middle East, Ukraine and Afghanistan, and the spread of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa have put to the test the ability of international tourism to continue to grow amidst crises.

Latin America’s Anti-drug Policies Feed on the Poor

Saturday, September 06, 2014

SAN JOSE, Sep 06 (IPS) - Poor young men, slumdwellers and single mothers are hurt the most by anti-drug policies in Latin America, according to representatives of governments, social organisations and multilateral bodies meeting at the Fifth Latin American Conference on Drug Policies.

Global Summit to Focus on Eradication of Trillion Dollar Corruption

Friday, September 05, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 05 (IPS) - New analysis suggests that developing countries are losing a trillion dollars or more each year to tax evasion and corruption facilitated by lax laws in Western countries, raising pressure on global leaders to agree to broad new reforms at an international summit later this year.

Human Rights and Gender Equality Vague in Post-2015 Agenda

Thursday, September 04, 2014

BRUSSELS, Sep 04 (IPS) - With the United Nations' post-2015 development agenda currently under discussion, civil society actors in Europe are calling for a firmer stance on human rights and gender equality, including control of assets by women.

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