Desert Locusts Invade East Africa

14 Feb

NAIROBI, Feb 14 (IPS) – Widespread hatching and movement of destructive desert locusts will turn into a full-blown crisis in the coming weeks in East Africa and neighbouring countries, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization warns.Read the full story…

Landmark Law Empowers Women Farmers

13 Feb

ISLAMABAD, Feb 13 (IPS) – When Pakistan’s eastern Sindh province passed the ‘Sindh Women Agricultural Workers Bill’ on 20 December, giving women in agriculture, livestock, fisheries and other agro-based work the same rights and benefits enjoyed by wor…

War No More

12 Feb

NEW YORK, Feb 12 (IPS) – 75 years ago following the end of the Second World War and the first time any state has dropped an atomic bomb, not once, but twice, on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 51 countries from all continents met to create the United Nations…

Are Economic Systems Sexist?

12 Feb

DELHI, India, Feb 12 (IPS) – Women’s unpaid care work is the hidden engine that keeps the wheels of our economies, businesses, and societies moving, yet it is not accounted for.Read the full story, “Are Economic Systems Sexist?”, on globalissues.org →…

Pulses for a Sustainable Future

11 Feb

ROME, Feb 10 (IPS) – Zoltán Kálmán is Permanent Representative of Hungary to the Rome-based UN agencies (FAO, IFAD, WFP). He was President of the WFP Executive Board in 2018.Reducing poverty and inequalities, eliminating hunger and all forms of malnut…

Strengthening Caribbean Regional Integration

7 Feb

WASHINGTON DC, Feb 07 (IPS) – Ding Ding is Deputy Division Chief, Caribbean 1 Division, Western Hemisphere Department (WHD) at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), & Inci Otker currently works at the Western Hemisphere Department, IMF and is mission…