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Why Food System Transformation Needs Water

A farmer with his young turmeric crops in Tamil Nadu, India. Credit: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI By Dr. Mark SmithCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Oct 19 2020 – The impact of Covid-19 on supply chains and food security has dealt a blow to the already faltering ...

NESFAS Partner Communities Celebrate World Food Day

World Food Day celebration at Pyngkya, East Khasi Hills By Damica M MawlongOct 19 2020 (IPS-Partners) World Food Day, a day dedicated to tackle world hunger, is annually celebrated on October 16, 2020 globally. To commemorate this day, the North East ...

Why a Zimbabwean Farming Project Failed: Lessons for Rural Innovation

Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By External SourcePRETORIA, South Africa, Oct 19 2020 – Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa commit resources to promote agricultural innovations. This is based on the assumption that rural livelihoods are mainly agricultural ...

Q&A: Food Systems need to Mimic Nature

Current food systems have been focusing more on just a few major staples that are providing calories eg. major cereals, rice, wheat, and maze. Emile Frison,an expert on conservation and agricultural biodiversity and a member of International Panel of ...

Food Citizenship: Innovative Partnerships for Healthy Food Systems

Credit: HIVOS By Frank MechielsenRIJSWIJK, the Netherlands, Oct 16 2020 – Food is high on the political agenda. The need to make food systems more resilient to external shocks like climate change and Covid-19 is now well acknowledged among states ...

Amid COVID-19, What is the Health of Civic Freedoms?

Black Lives Matter Protests, Washington DC, June 2020. Credit: Ted Eytan By Marianna Belalba Barreto and Aarti NarseeJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct 16 2020 – More than half a year after the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak ...

What Developing Countries Can Teach Us About How To Respond To a Pandemic

It’s not a lack of recognition that there’s knowledge and expertise outside the developed world; it’s just that such knowledge is not seen as relevant given the structural differences between developed and developing countries. Credit: UNFPA. By ...

UN Survives a World Turned Upside Down

UN75: The Future We Want, The UN We Need. Credit: United Nations By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 2020 – As the United Nations plans to commemorate its annual UN Day, come October 24, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is presiding over a ...

Is the IMF Encouraging World Financial Leaders to Walk Blindly Towards More Austerity?

By Isabel Ortiz and Richard JollyNEW YORK and SUSSEX, Oct 16 2020 – This week the world’s Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors meet virtually at the 2020 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and decide ...

LM Industries Announces $15M Funding from SPARX Group to deliver Olli to customers and consumers

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LM Industries, the parent company of Local Motors "" the world's first and only digital vehicle manufacturer "" today announced a $15 million raise from Mirai Creation Fund ...
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