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Q&A: Vote with your Fork for a World Free from Hunger

Transforming food systems means farmers producing adequate and nutritious food for consumers. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Nov 30 2020 – A world ...

Women Empowerment During COVID-19 Through Remote Learning – the Fuzia Perspective

No cause to celebrate as COVID-19 has created setbacks on the aims of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. It’s been 25 years since the declaration was signed. Credit: ...

UN Special Session on COVID-19 Must Recognize Right to Health & Access to Vaccines

A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent ...

UN Warns of an Impending Famine With Millions in Danger of Starvation

In 2019, Ethiopia experienced the fifth-worst food crisis worldwide. Credit: FAO/IFAD/WFP/Michael Tewelde By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 2020 – The numbers are staggering— ...

Autocracy on the Rise: Should we Expect Military Spending to Follow?

Credit: SIPRI By Diego Lopes da SilvaSTOCKHOLM, Nov 27 2020 – Autocracies are once again the global majority. The 2020 Democracy Report of the Varieties of Democracy Institute ...

Overcoming the Digital Gap and Food Insecurity: a Complementary Target

Digital technologies are changing agriculture and food systems. It is important to bridge the digital gap in this sector so that family farmers in developing countries are not left ...

Africa Should Be at the Forefront of a Global Response to COVID-19

Women in Nigeria collect food vouchers as part of a programme to support families struggling under the COVID-19 lockdown. Credit: WFP/Damilola Onafuwa By Aeneas Chapinga ChumaJOHANNESBURG, ...

Sustainable Measures Help Farmers Script a Positive Story Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty

By Stella PaulHYDERABAD, India, Nov 26 2020 – As India continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and a growing number of deaths, farmers here have been fighting a battle ...

G20 Puts More into Fossil Than Green Energy in Covid-19 Recovery Packages

Oil pump jack pumping crude out of the ground in Neuquen, Argentina (Image Alamy/Diálogo Chino) By Fermín KoopBUENOS AIRES, Nov 26 2020 – As the world’s leading economies ...

Millions of New Poor Are on the Way – Who Cares?

Batara slum in a Dhaka suburb. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPS By Roberto SavioROME, Nov 26 2020 – The recent meeting of the G20 – scheduled to take place in Riyadh but held virtually ...

Can Africa’s Third Industrial Development Decade Deliver?

The annual commemoration of Africa Industrialization Day commemorated through a weeklong event, November 16-20 2020, was held virtually through a series of webinars covering a range ...

Not all 74 million Trump Voters Can be Racists

Credit: Whitehouse.Gov By Nikolaos GavalakisBERLIN, Nov 25 2020 – Donald Trump will have to leave the White House in January. Although there will be a few skirmishes in the ...

Online Attacks On Female Journalists Are Increasingly Spilling Into the ‘Real World’ – New Research

A journalist from Radio Bundelkhand in India conducts an interview. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS By External SourceNov 25 2020 – The insidious problem of online violence against ...

Food as Prevention – Rising to Nutritional Challenges

Mothers and their children gather at a community nutrition centre in the little village of Rantolava, Madagascar, to learn more about a healthy diet. Credit: Alain Rakotondravony/IPS By ...

CARE Offers Policies That Engender Success for Young People in Agribusiness

By Victor Manyong and Kanayo F. NwanzeIBADAN, Nigeria, Nov 25 2020 – Often cited as Africa’s greatest asset, its youth are also among the most vulnerable and volatile. A large ...
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