News headlines for “Food and Agriculture Issues”

  1. Digital Agriculture Benefits Zimbabwe's Farmers but Mobile Money is Costly

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    HARARE, May 27 (IPS) - In recent years, Zimbabwe has witnessed a rapid growth in the use of digital agriculture but uptake of modern technology is capital intensive for farmers.

  2. Kenya's Adolescent Women Left Behind As More Married Women Access Contraception

    Monday, May 25, 2020

    NAIROBI, May 25 (IPS) - Complications of pregnancy and child birth are a leading cause of preventable deaths and ill health among adolescent women in Kenya. But research shows a combination of modern contraceptives for all adolescents who need it, and adequate care for all pregnant adolescents and their newborns, would reduce adolescent maternal deaths by 76 percent. So what needs to be done to prevent this?

  3. Are the SDGs in Reverse Gear?

    Monday, May 25, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 (IPS) - When I was a little girl, my mother told us the story of a woman who escaped from a monster by cooking stones: when the monster fell asleep waiting for his dinner, the woman ran for her life.

  4. Crisis Hits Oil Industry and Energy Transition Alike

    Friday, May 22, 2020

    MEXICO CITY, May 22 (IPS) - While it attempts to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Latin American and Caribbean region also faces concerns about the future of the energy transition and state-owned oil companies.

  5. COVID-19: Global Supply Chain Resilience Relies on Soap & Water for Workers

    Friday, May 22, 2020

    LONDON, May 22 (IPS) - Ruth Romer is Senior Private Sector Advisor, WaterAidAs COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across the globe start to be relaxed, the collective conversation has shifted towards plans for a ‘new normal.'

  6. Logistics: The Backbone of Humanitarian Efforts Fighting COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

    BANGKOK, May 21 (IPS) - While most of the world self-isolates at home and skies are emptier than they have been for decades, humanitarian flights transporting life-saving aid are revving up around Asia and the Pacific.

  7. Cyclone Amphan – ‘We Didn’t Expect Devastation of Such a Scale’

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

    HYDERBAD, India, May 21 (IPS) - Amid the social distancing measures posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, coastal communities of Bangladesh and India face a double threat while the record-breaking storm Cyclone Amphan made the landfall yesterday (May 20).

  8. Mexico's Development Banks Fuel the Fossil Energy Trade

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Since 2012, Teresa Castellanos has fought the construction of a gas-fired power plant in Huexca, in the central Mexican state of Morelos, adjacent to the country's capital.

  9. COVID-19 - China Tells World Health Assembly They Did their Best

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - At the World Health Assembly, Chinese President Xi Jinping said they did their "best to stem cross-border transmission" of COVID-19 and help other nations.This week's 73rd World Health Assembly had member states adopt a resolution to review the global response to the coronavirus pandemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) will also undergo  an evaluation for its response to the outbreak.

  10. To Restore Forests, First Start With a Seed

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    HUYE, Rwanda, May 20 (IPS) - How did Rwanda manage to restore more than 800,000 hectares — almost half of its original pledge — in less than a decade? In 2011, when Rwanda committed to restoring 2 million hectares of land in a global effort to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested areas by 2020 — it seemed like a big ask. 

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