News headlines for “Food and Agriculture Issues”, page 2

  1. Undocumented Migration Puts Pressure on New Chilean Government for Solutions

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTIAGO, May 16 (IPS) - The pressure of the influx of migrants, especially Venezuelans, has reached a critical level in northern Chile, and is felt as far as the capital itself, forcing the government that took office in March to create a special interministerial group this month to propose solutions that respect their human rights.

  2. No Climate Transition Without Securing Land Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    BERLIN, May 16 (IPS) - The 15th session of the Conference of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), is taking place in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire, from 9 to 20 May 2022. The theme: “Land, Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity.” “We are faced with a crucial choice,” Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told participants: “We can either reap the benefits of land restoration now or continue on the disastrous path that has led us to the triple planetary crisis of climate, biodiversity and pollution”

    The landmark land tenure decision by parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in 2019 offers a blueprint for upcoming climate negotiations in Sharm El Sheikh in November.

  3. Youths' Strident Voices Demand an End to Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 15 (IPS) - Children's voices took centre stage at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour, which kicked off in Durban, South Africa, on May 15, 2022. Their voices resonated with the saying: "Nothing about us without us."

  4. Alarm Bells for Africa, Child Labour in Agriculture Requires Urgent Action

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 15 (IPS) - The Global Estimate on Child Labour estimates 160 million children are in child labour worldwide – an increase of 8.4 million children in the last four years – with millions more at risk due to the impacts of COVID-19.

  5. One Hundred Years On, Argentine State Acknowledges Indigenous Massacre in Trial

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, May 13 (IPS) - It’s a strange trial, with no defendants. The purpose is not to hand down a conviction, but to bring visibility to an atrocious event that occurred almost a hundred years ago in northern Argentina and was concealed by the State for decades with singular success: the massacre by security forces of hundreds of indigenous people who were protesting labor mistreatment and discrimination.

  6. Massive Deforestation in the Congo Basin Will Lead to Poverty

    - Inter Press Service

    YAOUNDÉ, May 13 (IPS) - Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue is Forest Campaigner with Greenpeace Africa and a 2022 Aspen New Voices Fellow.Growing up amid under the leafy canopy of the Congo Basin rainforest, the woodland was more than our home. It was our playground, our medicine cabinet, our teacher, our therapist. And it was a source of livelihood with its rich biodiversity and helped shield us from the effects of climate change.

  7. Inequality Tightens Its Grip on the Most Vulnerable

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, May 13 (IPS) - Please do not say you were not aware that the world produces enough food to feed all human beings on Earth, while nearly double the combined European Union’s population go to bed hungry… every single night.

  8. Most Maternal Deaths Are Preventable: How To Improve Outcomes in South Africa

    - Inter Press Service

    May 11 (IPS) - The past 20 years have seen a significant decline in maternal mortality rates from 342 deaths to 211 per 100,000 globally . But every day, more than 800 women around the world die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, up to 42 days after delivery. Most of these deaths are preventable.

  9. Finance Drives World to Stagflation

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 (IPS) - The world is being pressed by financial interests to raise interest rates, ostensibly to check inflation. After the US Federal Reserve started raising interest rates, more central banks have been doing likewise.

    Considering inflation’s contemporary causes, such ‘follow the leader’ central bank mimicry cannot check it except by slowing economies. Worse, this has meant taking on huge new risks, seriously damaging world economic prospects in the medium and long-term.

  10. Opacity Surrounds Fossil Fuels in Mexico

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, May 09 (IPS) - In the northern Mexican state of Coahuila the current situation of coal, used mainly to generate electricity, is opaque.

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