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  1. Table Banking Helping Women in Kenya to Put Food on the Table

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Oct 15 (IPS) - Pascaline Chemutai’s five acres of land located in the country’s breadbasket region of Rift Valley recently produced 115 bags of maize, each weighing 90 kilograms. She tells IPS that of these, 110 bags will be transported to traders in Nairobi and neighbouring Kiambu County at a negotiated price of $23 per bag.

  2. Inclusive Education to Break the Cycles of Poverty

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Oct 15 (IPS) - In September 2021, children in the northern hemisphere returned to school after the summer break. For some, the end of the holidays signaled a return to normalcy and to the joys of learning after facing months of school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the majority of children in the Global South, however, the return to reality looked grimmer.

  3. Winning the Human Race, Together

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    NEW YORK, Oct 14 (IPS) - “Now is the time for a stronger, more networked and inclusive multilateral system anchored in the United Nations,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his latest report “Our Common Agenda.” Indeed, there is a fork in the road: we can either choose to breakdown or to breakthrough.

  4. Atoll Nation of Tuvalu Adopts ‘Cubes’ to Step Up Nutritious Food Production

    - Inter Press Service

    CANBERRA, Australia, Oct 13 (IPS) - Tuvalu, a small atoll island nation in the Central Pacific Ocean, is one of few countries in the world to have so far evaded the pandemic. But, while it has achieved a milestone with no recorded cases of COVID-19, its population of about 11,931 continues to battle food uncertainties and poor nutrition. These challenges, present long before the pandemic emerged, have been exacerbated by lockdown restrictions and economic hardships during the past year and a half.

  5. World Food Day: Climate Change is Exacerbating Hunger & Conflict—it’s Time to Break the Cycle

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 13 (IPS) - Hunger, violent conflict and the visible impacts of climate change are all on the rise. World Food Day, October 16, is a reminder that we need to talk about the intricate ways that these challenges are connected—and how to tackle them together.

  6. Better Late than Never, but Act Now

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 12 (IPS) - The world should now be more aware of likely COVID-19 devastation unless urgently checked. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced an US$8 billion plan to quickly vaccinate many more people to expedite ending the pandemic.

  7. China and the UN at 50- What We Can Achieve Together

    - Inter Press Service

    BEIJING, Oct 11 (IPS) - China was one of the architects of the United Nations and was the first signatory of the UN Charter in San Francisco in 1945.

    But it was only in October 1971, with the Chinese delegation led by Mr. Qiao Guanhua, that China’s representation at the UN resumed. Since that time, the UN has had the great privilege of witnessing and supporting China in achieving one of the greatest periods of socio-economic progress in world history.

  8. UN Chief, in an Unprecedented War of Words, Battles it out with a Member State

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 11 (IPS) - A growing diplomatic battle is being played out at the United Nations between Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and one of the world body’s member states: the politically-troubled Ethiopia which is desperately in need of international humanitarian assistance.

  9. Mounting Scramble for Coronavirus Vaccines in Zimbabwe

    - Inter Press Service

    HARARE, Zimbabwe, Oct 08 (IPS) - More than a month ago, she lost her parents, brother, and wife, to the coronavirus. Then her fiancé battled COVID-19, but 27-year-old Melinda Gavi said she had not contracted the disease.

  10. Mangrove Blue Carbon for Climate Change Mitigation

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Oct 07 (IPS) - Smelly, boggy, and full of bugs, mangroves’ superpowers are well hidden. However, there is rising confidence that mangroves are the silver bullet to combat the effects of climate change.

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