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Indigenous Land Rights Bring Economic, not just Environmental Benefits

Monday, October 17, 2016

Oct 17 (IPS) - Secure indigenous land rights not only bring environmental benefits, they can also foster economic development, according to a new report released by the World Resources Institute.

Eradicating Poverty – a Lofty Ideal or Achievable Goal?

Sunday, October 16, 2016

ROME, Oct 16 (IPS) - The first Sustainable Development Goal calls for us to end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030. The goal and the deadline are ambitious - and they need to be. We do not have the luxury of time.

Why farmers respond differently to higher food prices?

Saturday, October 15, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 15 (IPS) - Higher food prices are supposed to induce farmers to increase production for sale. In reality, however, their supply responsiveness is influenced by many factors, including their ability to respond to price changes.

Cultivating a Different Future for Rural Women in Argentina

Thursday, October 13, 2016

EL PATO, Argentina, Oct 13 (IPS) - Her seven children have grown up, but she now takes care of a young grandson while working in her organic vegetable garden in El Pato, south of the city of Buenos Aires. Olga Campos wants for them what she wasn't able to achieve: an education to forge a different future.

Trump, Clinton, Obama and the TPP

Thursday, October 13, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 (IPS) - The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement between the US and eleven other Pacific Rim countries was under negotiation for the first seven years of the Obama presidency. For the first four years, Hilary Clinton was the Secretary of State, directly supervising the negotiations. Even after she quit her cabinet position to launch for her second presidential bid, she continued to tout it in superlative terms.

$90tn Infrastructure Investment Could Combat Climate Change: Report

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 12 (IPS) - The world will need to more than double its current infrastructure stock over the next 15 years - a massive undertaking which could either contribute to or combat catastrophic climate change - according to a new report.

Coffee Producers in Costa Rica Use Science to Tackle Climate Change

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

LLANO BONITO, Costa Rica, Oct 05 (IPS) - "Our coffee production per hectare has dropped due to early ripening of the fruit and diseases," Maritza Cal coffee farmer in the mountains in southern Costa Rica, told IPS.

Wage and Fiscal Policies for Economic Recovery

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 05 (IPS) - The new US census data released in late September show that 3.5 million people in the US climbed out of poverty, as the tepid economic recovery continues. Employers are finally creating more jobs and paying higher wages than seven years after the Great Recession started following the 2008 financial crisis.

Closing the Broadband Divide to Connect People in Asia and the Pacific

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

BANGKOK, Oct 05 (IPS) - Advances in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have been instrumental in shaping and leading socioeconomic transformations across Asia and the Pacific. One key to this transformation is the technology bundled around the "Internet of Things" (IoT), which enables billions of devices and appliances to connect over the Internet for more accurate, real time data collection and analysis in an unparalleled scale. For instance, through Internet-connected sensors attached to equipment, facilities and infrastructure, early-on maintenance alarms can be raised for potential problems, such as defects or wear and tear, thereby potentially saving the lives of those using them. Another example is devices on farms that remotely monitor soil conditions, weather and pesticide use for more rapid and better-informed decision making.

Making Policy out of Scientific Bricks, not Straw

Monday, October 03, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 03 (IPS) - Given the enormity of the challenges confronting humanity, the world's investment in science, technology and innovation is woefully inadequate.

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