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Feast and Famine in Africa's Dubai

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

DJIBOUTI CITY, Apr 05 (IPS) - As balmy night settles over Djibouti City, the arc lights come on at its growing network of ports as ships are offloaded 24 hours a day and trucks laden with cargo depart westwards into the Horn of Africa interior.

Catastrophic Antibiotic Threat from Food

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 04 (IPS) - The greatly excessive use of antibiotics in food production in recent decades has made many bacteria more resistant to antibiotics. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has estimated that antibiotic use in animal husbandry, poultry farming and aquaculture in the US is over four times USDA recommended levels. Meanwhile, the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has estimated that 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the USA are used on animals.

El Salvador Passes Pathbreaking Law Banning Metal Mining

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Climate Change Solutions Can’t Wait for U.S. Leadership

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr 04 (IPS) - From tourism-dependent nations like Barbados to those rich with natural resources like Guyana, climate change poses one of the biggest challenges for the countries of the Caribbean.

IPS Interviews FAO DG on appointment of David Beasley as WFP head

Saturday, April 01, 2017

ROME, Apr 01 (IPS) - As widely known, the key objective of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is to eradicate hunger and malnutrition by 2030, as established with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals two years ago.

Positive Signs as Asia-pacific Moves Towards Global Development Goals

Friday, March 31, 2017

BANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 31 (IPS) - With just over a year since the adoption of a historic blueprint to end poverty and protect the planet, positive signs have already started to emerge among countries in the Asia-Pacific region as they push ahead with the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

How a Devastating Hurricane Led to St. Vincent’s First Sustainability School

Thursday, March 30, 2017

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Mar 30 (IPS) - In the 1980s, an institution for troubled Danish youth and a vocational school for Vincentians was built in Richmond Vale, an agricultural district on the northwestern tip of St. Vincent.

Can the SDGs be financed?

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 (IPS) - Investment in the least developed countries (LDCs) will need to rise by at least 11 per cent annually through 2030, a little more than the 8.9 per cent between 2010 and 2015, in order for them to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The United Nations' World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2017 focuses on the difficulties in securing sufficient financing for the SDGs given the global financial system and current economic environment.

The Challenge Ahead: Harnessing Gene Editing to Sustainable Agriculture

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

IBADAN, Nigeria, Mar 29 (IPS) - The role of genetic engineering in agriculture and food has generated enormous interest and controversies, with large-scale embrace by some nations and wholesale bans by others.

Sri Lanka’s Small Tea Farmers Turn Sustainable Land Managers

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

RATNAPURA, Sri Lanka, Mar 28 (IPS) - As the mercury rises higher, Kamakandalagi Leelavathi delves deeper into the lush green mass of the tea bushes. The past few afternoons there have been thunderstorms. So the 55-year-old tea picker in Uda Houpe tea garden of Sri Lanka's Hatton region is rushing to complete her day's task before the rain comes: harvesting 22 kgs of tea leaves.

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