News headlines for “Food and Agriculture Issues”

  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. Argentina's Small Farming Communities Reach Consumers Online

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, Oct 14 (IPS) - The biggest problem for family farmers has always been to market and sell what they produce, at a fair price," says Natalia Manini, a member of the Union of Landless Rural Workers (UST), a small farmers organisation in Argentina that has been taking steps to forge direct ties with consumers.

  4. How Land Management Can Restore Hope to Women in Rural Kenya

    - Inter Press Service

    HYDERABAD, India, Oct 14 (IPS) - Jenifer Kamba, 33, has always loved farming – a love passed on to her by her late husband after they married 14 years ago. The young farmer duo grew maise, pepper and vegetables on their two-acre farm in Kivandini of Kenya’s Machakos county. Even after her husband died five years ago, Kamba didn’t stop farming.  However, of late, the soil looks dry, and her production has declined considerably.

  5. Winning the Human Race, Together

    - Inter Press Service

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    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.

  6. Will the World Bank Walk Away with $100 Billion IDA20 Replenishment Without “Walking the Talk” on Disability?

    - Inter Press Service

    VIENNA, Oct 14 (IPS) - Will the World Bank walk away with $100 Billion IDA20 replenishment without “Walking the Talk” on disability?

    The World Bank Group’s (WBG) International Development Association (IDA), the Bank’s low-income lending arm, aspires to raise $100 billion for its early 20th replenishment (IDA20). IDA20’s focus includes “reducing barriers preventing …persons with disabilities…from achieving their full potential”.

  7. Cuba’s Power Crisis Drives Home Need to Accelerate Energy Transition

    - Inter Press Service

    HAVANA, Oct 14 (IPS) - With aging infrastructure and problems with fuel supplies, Cuba is facing a crisis in its electric power generation system, which could accelerate plans to increase the share of renewable sources in the energy mix.

  8. 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.

  9. Disparities in Poverty Between Ethnic Groups & Across Genders Show Why We Need to Dig Deeper into Poverty Data

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Oct 12 (IPS) - During the pandemic, we learnt a new word – at least I did: comorbidity. It means that one or more additional conditions co-occur (all happen at the same time for a person) alongside a primary condition – in this case the virus.

  10. Mental Health at a Cost, Inequality

    - Inter Press Service

    Oct 11 (IPS) - World Mental Health Day was on October 10, 2021. The theme for this year was "Mental Health in an unequal World". This is an appropriate focus given the extreme inequities to access to mental health services that exist in our society.

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