News headlines for “Causes of Poverty”, page 2

  1. A Long, Uneven and Uncertain Ascent

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 20 (IPS) - The IMF says poor are getting poorer with close to 90 million people expected to fall into extreme deprivation this year.

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread with over 1 million lives tragically lost so far. Living with the novel coronavirus has been a challenge like no other, but the world is adapting.

  2. Enhanced Social Protection an Opportunity Asia Pacific Must Grasp

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Oct 20 (IPS) - In the fight against COVID-19, success has so far been defined by responses in Asia and the Pacific. Many countries in our region have been hailed as reference points in containing the virus. Yet if the region is to build back better, the success of immediate responses should not distract from the weaknesses COVID-19 has laid bare. Too many people in our region are left to fend for themselves in times of need. This pandemic was no exception. Comprehensive social protection systems could right this wrong. Building these systems must be central to our long-term recovery strategy.

  3. Questions remain over Botswana's Mass Elephant Deaths

    BRATISLAVA, Oct 20 (IPS) - When hundreds of elephants died in the space of a few months in Botswana earlier this year, conservationists were shocked. Wildlife experts said it was one of the largest elephant mortality events in history.

  4. Education: Act Now, Don’t Wait for the Bill

    PARIS, Oct 20 (IPS) - School reopening doesn't mean that education is back on course. For a start, schools remain closed in over 50 countries, affecting more than 800 million students. The poorest ones may never make it back to school, driven by poverty into child labour or early marriage. Distance learning has been out of reach for one third of the 1.6 billion students affected worldwide by school closures. They may disengage altogether if school closures continue.

  5. Limited Liability: Profit Without Responsibility

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 20 (IPS) - Limited liability protection for shareholders in joint stock companies was introduced to encourage investments in them. However, it has encouraged irresponsibility, causing much harm while generating profits without responsibility.

  6. Low-cost Technology can Have Life-changing Impacts for Rural Women

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (IPS) - Access to technology which is relatively inexpensive to deploy can have a life-changing impact for rural women, social scientist Valentina Rotondi told IPS.

  7. Why Food System Transformation Needs Water

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Oct 19 (IPS) - The impact of Covid-19 on supply chains and food security has dealt a blow to the already faltering global development ambition of ending hunger.

  8. NESFAS Partner Communities Celebrate World Food Day

    Oct 19 (IPS) - World Food Day, a day dedicated to tackle world hunger, is annually celebrated on October 16, 2020 globally. To commemorate this day, the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) along with its partner organisations — Society for Urban and Rural Empowerment (SURE) and North East Network (NEN), Nagaland — hosted several programmes across 27 communities in Meghalaya and Nagaland. It may be mentioned here that all government SOPs and measures were followed during the events.

  9. Why a Zimbabwean Farming Project Failed: Lessons for Rural Innovation

    PRETORIA, South Africa, Oct 19 (IPS) - Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa commit resources to promote agricultural innovations. This is based on the assumption that rural livelihoods are mainly agricultural and that the innovations will increase agricultural production and household income.

  10. Q&A: Food Systems need to Mimic Nature

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 (IPS) - Despite the World Food Programme (WFP) being awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its work in addressing global hunger, sustainable food systems expert Emile Frison believes a lot more needs to be done. This includes the rethinking of approaches to agricultural production, establishing deeper relationships between consumers and producers, and taking a wholistic approach towards socio-economic factors.

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