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Using Traditional and Indigenous Food Resources to Combat Years of Successive Drought

Zimbabwean farmer Sinikiwe Sibanda is one of an increasing number of farmers from semi-arid areas with little rain who are shifting from growing white maize to hardy sorghum and millet ...

The Path to Global Food Security

By Esther NgumbiURBANA, Illinois, Oct 27 2020 – This year, the Nobel Peace Prize recognised the inextricable link between hunger and conflict. With climate change as a further ...

Finance Covid-19 Relief and Recovery, Not Debt Buybacks

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 2020 – In July, the UN Secretary-General warned that a “series of countries in insolvency might trigger ...

Bombardier Announces Closing Date, Amended Terms for Sale of Aerostructures Business to Spirit AeroSystems Holding, Inc.

All closing conditions have been met and the parties have agreed on an October 30, 2020 closing date Total transaction valued at ~ $1.2 billion1; cash proceeds now expected to be $275 ...

Reaching Remote Women Through Inclusive Technology

Reaching remote communities. Credit: UnSplash / Ashwini C. By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Oct 26 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the way people value working from home, ...

Not in Our Name, Never in Our Name: A Conversation with Muslim Faith Leaders Echoing the Wisdom of a Pontiff

UN Secretary-General António Guterres meets religious leaders April 2020 at Gurdwara Kartapur Sahib in Punjab province in Pakistan. Religious leaders of all faiths are being urged ...

Q&A: Why are Stillbirths still Societal Taboo?

There are nearly two million stillbirths every year. Credit: UNSPLASH/Claudia Wolff By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Oct 26 2020 – Societal taboo and a lack of understanding ...

The United Nations, 75 Years Young: Engaging Youth Social Entrepreneurs to Accelerate the SDGs

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. By Armida Salsiah ...

Good data is the key to a sustainable post-COVID Pacific

By Stuart MinchinOct 26 2020 (IPS-Partners) Good data and statistics make essential contributions to building resilient and strong democratic societies. Decisions based on empirical ...

Rising above the Hate Online – Indian Muslim Women Speak Out

Indian member of parliament and actor, Nusrat Jahan has also been targeted. By Mariya SalimNEW DELHI, India, Oct 23 2020 – When a minority woman with an opinion doesn’t comply ...

Budgeting for a Better Future, for Every Child

A child is weighed at a ‘posyandu’ (community-level health post) in Sidorejo village, Central Java province, Indonesia. Credit: UNICEF/UNI350112/Ijazah By Joanne Bosworth ...

COMMENTARY: The Sinatra Doctrine Confronts a Global Consensus

A photo-collage. Credit: Peter Costantini. By Peter CostantiniSEATTLE, Oct 23 2020 – By late September, the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States had claimed 200,000 lives. ...

Living with Drought: Lessons from Brazil’s Semiarid Region

By Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 23 2020 – No one died of hunger during the worst drought in Brazil’s semiarid ecoregion, between 2011 and 2018, in sharp contrast to the ...

Can Agroecology Feed the World?

Credit: KMP in the Philippines, supported by the Agroecology Fund By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Oct 23 2020 – Producing food and ensuring nutrition security, protecting the environment ...
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