News headlines for “Food and Agriculture Issues”

  1. Nepal Government, UN Agency Seek Investors for Latest Cash Crop to Boom in Country's East

    - Inter Press Service

    SALAKPUR, Nepal, Sep 29 (IPS) - Two and a half hours’ drive north from Kakarbhitta, Nepal’s eastern-most border crossing with giant neighbour India, lies the hilly hamlet of Salakpur where lives Kaushila Moktan, a famed farmer of large cardamom.

  2. Climate Action Plans Could Help Address Injustice, Inequity in African Cities

    - Inter Press Service

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sep 29 (IPS) - Equity and justice feature prominently in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th (IPCC) Assessment Report Working Group IIpublished in 2022. The report focuses on the impacts of climate change, as well as vulnerability and adaptation.

  3. From Indonesia to India: Is There Hope for Anti-Corruption Efforts Within the G20?

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Sep 27 (IPS) - As global crises mount, the G20 is proving unable to find solutions. Political disagreements within the bloc- including most prominently with Russia over the ongoing war in Ukraine- have hamstrung collective efforts.

  4. We Must Ensure That Climate Funding Reaches the Guardians of the Forests

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Sep 27 (IPS) - US $270 million may sound like a lot of money, especially for just one year. But it is only a small fraction—less than one percent—of all global funding for climate change adaptation and mitigation. This small fraction, however, is the annual amount that was invested in the tenure and forest management of Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPs and LCs) over the past decade.

  5. We Need Urgent Commitment, Resources & Action to Tackle Hunger Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Sep 27 (IPS) - Last week, as world leaders gathered in New York for the 77th United Nations General Assembly, one topic came up more than most: looming famine. That’s because despite a global commitment to make famine a relic of the past, it is once again knocking at our door.

  6. Inflation Phobia Hastens Recessions, Debt Crises

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 27 (IPS) - Inflation phobia among central banks (CBs) is dragging economies into recession and debt crises. Their dogmatic beliefs prevent them from doing right. Instead, they take their cues from Washington: the US Fed, Treasury and Bretton Woods institutions (BWIs).

  7. Cuban Innovator Uses Sunlight to Create a Model Sustainable Space

    - Inter Press Service

    HAVANA, Sep 23 (IPS) - After making a model for a solar heater, installing solar panels and creating a device to dehydrate food with the help of the sun, Félix Morffi is turning his home into a space for the production and promotion of renewable energies in Cuba.

  8. Women Advocates for Harvesting Rainwater in Salinity-Affected Coastal Bangladesh

    - Inter Press Service

    KHULNA, Bangladesh, Sep 23 (IPS) - Like many other women in Bangladesh's salinity-prone coastal region, Lalita Roy had to travel a long distance every day to collect drinking water as there was no fresh water source nearby her locality.

  9. A World of One Billion Empty Plates

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Sep 23 (IPS) - Have you eaten today – or are sure you will? The answer depends on where you were born and where you live now. If you are Spanish or live here, you likely did or will, provided that you are not one of this European country’s 900.000 inhabitants who face some sort of hunger, malnutrition or undernourishment.

  10. Inequality in Peru's Education Sector Deepens in Post-Pandemic Era

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, Sep 22 (IPS) - "When the pandemic hit, I stopped studying, just when it was my last year of school…My parents couldn't afford to pay for internet at home," said Rodrigo Reyes, 18, one of the nearly 250,000 children who dropped out of school in 2020.

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