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Entrepreneurship, Job Creation Take Centre Stage at NEPAD Meet

Saturday, September 10, 2016

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, Sep 10 (IPS) - The two-day Second Africa Rural Development Forum concluded Friday with renewed calls to economically empower young people, many of whom are leaving the resource-rich continent and migrating to places like Europe under very risky circumstances.

Will the World’s Largest Single Market Transform Africa Fortunes?

Friday, September 09, 2016

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 09 (IPS) - Getting just a sliver of the global trade in goods and services worth more than 70 trillion dollars, Africans have every excuse to decide to trade among themselves.

Japan and South Africa Try to Block Proposed Ban on Domestic Ivory Trade

Thursday, September 08, 2016

HONOLULU, Hawaii, Sep 08 (IPS) - Japan and South Africa have ignited a furore at a major conservation congress by coming out against a proposed appeal to all governments to ban domestic trade in elephant ivory.

Poverty Cut by Growth Despite Policy Failure

Thursday, September 08, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 08 (IPS) - At the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000, world leaders committed to halve the share of people living on less than a dollar a day by 2015. The World Bank's poverty line, set at $1/day in 1985, was adjusted to $1.25/day in 2005, an increase of 25% after two decades. This was then re-adjusted to $1.90/day in 2011/2012, an increase by half over 7 years! As these upward adjustments are supposed to reflect changes in the cost of living, but do not seem to parallel inflation or other related measures, they have raised more doubts about poverty line adjustments.

India and China, a New Era of Strategic Partners?

Thursday, September 08, 2016

NEW DELHI, Sep 08 (IPS) - Despite bilateral dissonances and an unresolved boundary issue, India and China -- two of the world's most ancient civilisations -- are engaged in vigorous cooperation at various levels. The Asian neighbours' relationship has also focussed global attention in recent years on Asia's demographically dominant, major developing economies engaged in common concerns of poverty alleviation and national development.

When It Comes to Conservation, Size Matters

Thursday, September 08, 2016

HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA, Sep 08 (IPS) - When the communities living in the Tatamá y Serranía de los Paraguas Natural National Park in the west of Colombia organised in 1996 to defend their land and preserve the ecosystem, they were fighting deforestation, soil degradation and poaching.

Fossil Fuels: At What Price?

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

OSLO, Sep 07 (IPS) - We often read comparisons between the prices of solar energy or wind energy with the prices of fossil fuels. It is encouraging to see that renewables are rapidly becoming competitive, and are often cheaper than coal or oil. In fact, if coal, oil and natural gas were given their correct prices renewables would be recognized as being incomparably cheaper than fossil fuels.

Finding the Sweet Spot of Africa’s Agriculture

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 06 (IPS) - Africa is a continent where, at least outwardly, we like to celebrate our diversity—the rich variety that can be found in our many cultures, languages, fashions, flora and fauna. That's why it's perplexing to see such a large segment of the African population depending on a very small number of food crops, like maize, rice and wheat.

Eastern Gorilla, Our ‘Closest Cousin’, Added to Endangered Species List

Sunday, September 04, 2016

HONOLULU, Hawaii, Sep 04 (IPS) - Our closest cousin in the animal world, the Eastern Gorilla, is sliding towards extinction because of illegal hunting, the IUCN announced today in the latest update of its Red List of Threatened Species.

Stockbreeding – Opportunity and Threat for a Sustainable Latin America

Sunday, September 04, 2016

SANTIAGO, Sep 04 (IPS) - Stockbreeding generates enormous profits in Latin America, but it also has a broad and varied impact on the environment, which means it must urgently be turned into a sustainable, green-friendly, socially accepted and profitable activity.

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