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The Economic Partnership Agreement has never made much sense for Tanzania

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

GENEVA, Aug 16 (IPS) - The EPA issue has once again re-emerged when, in early July, Tanzania informed East African Community( EAC) members and the European Union (EU) that it would not be able to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between European Union (EU)  and the six EAC member states.

Youth Key to the Success of the Sdgs in Kenya

Friday, August 12, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 12 (IPS) - Consider this: in 1956 Sweden and Kenya's population was roughly at 7 million. Today Sweden has about 9.8 million, while there are about 44 million Kenyans.

Fertility levels are declining gradually and Kenyans are living longer. It is estimated that there will be 85 million people in Kenya by 2050, with three quarters of these being below 35 years. While Kenya's median age is 19, Sweden's is 42.

Youth Employment: Turning Workplace Partnerships into Opportunity

Friday, August 12, 2016

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (IPS) - Many of us can remember the difficulties of getting our first job – the searching, the frustration of rejection, the nervous wait for an interview or the first day of work. Today's staggering unemployment rates in many countries make it an especially difficult time for young job-seekers.

War on Climate Terror (II): Fleeing Disasters, Escaping Drought, Migrating

Thursday, August 11, 2016

ROME, Aug 11 (IPS) - "No one can deny the terrible similarities between those running from the threat of guns and those fleeing creeping desertification, water shortages, floods and hurricanes."

Expansionary fiscal consolidation myth

Thursday, August 11, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug 11 (IPS) - The debt crisis in Europe continues to drag on. Drastic measures to cut government debts and deficits, including by replacing democratically elected governments with ‘technocrats', have only made things worse. The more recent drastic expenditure cuts in Europe to quickly reduce public finance deficits have not only adversely impacted the lives of millions as unemployment soared. The actions also seem to have killed the goose that lay the golden egg of economic growth, resulting in a ‘low growth' debt trap.

False Promises: Avoid ‘Miracle’ Rice and Just Eat a Carrot

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

NEW DELHI, Aug 10 (IPS) - Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, died on September 9, 2009. Alfred G. Gilman died on December 23, 2015.

Both were Nobel laureates and now both dead. Gilman was a signatory to a recent letter condemning Greenpeace and its opposition to genetic engineering.

Kenya’s Health Sector Challenges Present the Ideal Setting for Creating Shared Value

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Mandera County, Kenya, Aug 10 (IPS) - The increased budgetary allocations to the health sector by county governments point to an acknowledgement not only of the enormous challenges facing the sector, but also of good health as a prerequisite to overall development.

Native Plants Boost Local Diets in El Salvador

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

SAN ISIDRO, El Salvador, Aug 09 (IPS) - Juana Morales is cooking one of the most popular dishes in El Salvador: pupusas, corn tortillas with different fillings. But hers are unique: they are not made with the traditional corn tortillas, but use Maya nuts, a highly nutritional seed that has fallen out of use but whose consumption is being encouraged in rural communities.

War on Climate Terror (I): Deserts Bury Two Thirds of African Lands

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

ROME, Aug 09 (IPS) - Two-thirds of the African continent is already desert or dry-lands. But while this vast extension of the second largest continent on Earth after Asia is "vital" for agriculture and food production, nearly three-fourths of it is estimated to be degraded to varying degrees.

African Farmers Can Feed the World, If Only…

Monday, August 08, 2016

ROME, Aug 08 (IPS) - Can African farmers feed the world?. Apparently the answer is "yes." Bold as it may sound, this statement is based on specific facts: Africa is home to 60-65 per cent of the world's uncultivated arable land and 10 per cent of renewable freshwater resources, and it has registered a 160 per cent increase in agricultural output over the past 30 years.

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