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  1. Healthy Planet Needs Ocean Action from Asian and Pacific Countries

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 27 (IPS) - As the Second Global Ocean Conference opens today in Lisbongovernments in Asia and the Pacific must seize the opportunity to enhance cooperation and solidarity to address a host of challenges that endanger what is a lifeline for millions of people in the region.

  2. When it Comes to Gender Equality, Our Best is Not Good Enough: says Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jun 27 (IPS) - The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted lives all over the world. According to this reportgender is emerging as a significant factor in the social, economic and health effects of Covid-19. Women have been hit much harder socially and economically than men. The greatest and most persistent gender gap was seen in employment and uncompensated labour, with 26% of women reporting loss of work compared with 20% of men globally in September 2021.

  3. First Person: The Barbadian entrepreneur turning sargassum into money

    - UN News

    Sargassum seaweed has blighted many of the beaches on Barbados for several years. Joshua Forte, a local entrepreneur, is convinced that it can be turned into a valuable commodity, and turned into highly effective, organic compost.

  4. Digital Tools Complement Organic Farming at Islamic School in Indonesia

    - Inter Press Service

    CIWIDEY, West Java, Indonesia, Jun 24 (IPS) - It appears to be business as usual at the Al-Ittifaq pesantrenthe local term for an Islamic boarding school. Yadi and Rezki, both 18, join the subuhpre-dawn prayer, in the local mosque. After a session of religious meditation, along with other santrisor students, the two study science in a pre-dawn class for about 30 minutes.

  5. Digital Technology Buoys Indonesian Catfish Farmers

    - Inter Press Service

    INDRAMAYU, Indonesia, Jun 24 (IPS) - For years Indramayu has been known as one of Indonesia’s rice centres. The district in West Java is the country’s number one rice producer, generating 1.3 million tons of husked rice in 2021, according to Indonesia’s Centre of Statistics (BPS). The country’s total rice production was 54 million tons.

  6. Across Asia and the Pacific, Digitalization of Rural Communities is Leading the Way to a Better Future - But the Goal is to Leave No One Behind

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Jun 24 (IPS) - It wasn’t that long ago that Internet connectivity faded the moment one left a populated area like a city or big town – “no service” was the take-away message back then. But thanks to 3G, 4G and now 5G mobile technology, coupled with widespread installation of cellular towers in rural areas region-wide, that little message shows up much less frequently.

  7. Indigenous Communities Want Stake in the New Deal to Protect Nature

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jun 23 (IPS) - In early June 2022, more than 30 people from the Maasai community in the Loliondo division in Tanzania’s northern Ngorongoro District were reportedly injured, and one person died following clashes with security forces over the demarcation of their ancestral lands for a new game reserve.

  8. The Sustainable Use of Wild Species is Important for Everyone

    - Inter Press Service

    BONN, Germany, Jun 22 (IPS) - You probably use wild species far more often than you realise. For many people, especially in more developed economies, the use of wild species sounds like something quite removed from their everyday lives – something perhaps more relevant to other people, in other countries.

  9. Expensive Energy from Cheap Sources Hampers Brazils Economy

    - Inter Press Service

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (IPS) - Brazil has abundant low-cost energy, but by the time it reaches the consumer it is one of the most expensive in the world. This contradiction hinders the country's human and economic development and the “solutions” found have actually aggravated the problem.

  10. Tobacco Consumption Slows in the West, Grows in Africa, say Researchers

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jun 21 (IPS) - Cigarette smuggling has emerged as one of the most lucrative enterprises between Zimbabwe and South Africa, with border authorities seizing contraband worth millions of dollars in recent years.

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