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Lessons From China: Fostering Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction

Reclamation of desertified, sandified land on either side of the Sudu desert road in Wengniute County, China. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS By Daud KhanROME, Apr 18 2019 – As China has moved from a poor isolated country to a major player in the ...

Pakistan’s Battle Against Climate Change

Nabela Zainab prepares tea on the biogas stove in her home in Faisalabad, Pakistan. The stove has eased indoor air pollution and restored her health. Credit: Saleem Shaikh/IPS By Mushahid Hussain*ISLAMABAD, Apr 17 2019 – Pakistan, which has been ...

Nicaraguans “Will Not Be Silenced”

A year since Nicaragua spiralled into a socio-political crisis, human rights leaders have called on the country to refrain from violence and uphold the human rights of its citizens. Credit: Eddy López/IPS By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Apr ...

U.S. Needs to Shift to More Sustainable Agriculture—As Do All Countries

A pair of combines harvesting soybeans in the US. Courtesy: World Resources Institute. By James JeffreyWASHINGTON, D.C., Apr 17 2019 – Water supply has long been a key issue in California. Today it is no less critical, especially given the years ...

‘You Cannot Muzzle the Media’: Nigerian Journalists on Press Freedom under Buhari

A billboard for Nigeria’s incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, who won re-election in February. (CPJ/Jonathan Rozen) By Jonathan RozenNEW YORK, Apr 17 2019 – When Nigeria’s incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari won re-election ...

Ancient Rome Offers Lessons on the Importance of Sustainable Development

By Anthony Annett and Joshua LipskyWASHINGTON DC, Apr 16 2019 – Sustainable development encapsulates the idea that material progress must always go hand in hand with social inclusion and respect for the environment. Delinking economic growth ...

Why the Prosecution of Julian Assange is Troubling for Press Freedom

By Alexandra Ellerbeck and Avi Asher-SchapiroNEW YORK, Apr 16 2019 – After a seven-year standoff at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, British police last week arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange–a development press freedom advocates ...

Q&A: Achieving “Togetherness”

Thousands of youth gather in Rome on Friday, Mar. 15, to join the climate strike, a global movement that aims to make governments and institutions aware of taking serious steps to implement the Paris Agreements and save the planet. Together First, one ...

World Bank Dispossessing Rural Poor

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Apr 16 2019 – The World Bank’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project, launched in 2013, has sought agricultural reforms favouring the corporate sector. EBA was initially ...

Global Governance and Information

Ambassador Walther Lichem* of Austria is President Inter Press Service (IPS). By Ambassador Walther LichemVIENNA, Apr 16 2019 – The past seventy years since the end of the second world war have been marked by profound changes in our international ...
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