Digital Tools Complement Organic Farming at Islamic School in Indonesia — Global Issues

Orange trees growing with the help of a digital watering system attached to the water tank on the right side. Al Ittifaq farm, Ciwidey, West Java, Indonesia. Credit: Kompas by Kafil Yamin (ciwidey, west java, indonesia) Friday, June 24, 2022 Inter Press Service CIWIDEY, West Java, Indonesia, Jun 24 (IPS) – It appears to be … Read more

Across Asia and the Pacific, Digitalization of Rural Communities is Leading the Way to a Better Future But the Goal is to Leave No One Behind

Credit: FAO Opinion by Jong-Jin Kim (bangkok) Friday, June 24, 2022 Inter Press Service BANGKOK, Jun 24 (IPS) – Jong-Jin Kim is Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) It wasn’t that long ago that Internet connectivity faded the moment one left a populated area like a city … Read more

Digital Technology Buoys Indonesian Catfish Farmers — Global Issues

Men working for Edy Prasetyo harvesting catfish in Indramayu, West Java, take a break on a recent day. Credit: Kafil Yamin/IPS by Kafil Yamin (indramayu, indonesia) Friday, June 24, 2022 Inter Press Service INDRAMAYU, Indonesia, Jun 24 (IPS) – For years Indramayu has been known as one of Indonesia’s rice centres. The district in West … Read more

Inside the Eye of the Hurricane of Hunger—Global Issues

Opinion by Danielle Nierenberg (new orleans) Friday, June 24, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW ORLEANS, Jun 24 (IPS) – When I first met Dr. Roland Bunch, I have to be honest—he scared me. As one of the most well-respected leaders on agronomy and resilient land management, he offers extremely prescient predictions on how famines take … Read more

Indigenous Communities Want Stake in the New Deal to Protect Nature — Global Issues

The recent eviction debacle involving the Maasai community in the Loliondo division in Tanzania’s northern Ngorongoro District has elevated indigenous people’s concerns about losing their ancestral lands under the ’30by30′ plan in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). Bradford Zak/Unsplash by Busani Bafana (bulawayo, zimbabwe) Thursday, June 23, 2022 Inter Press Service BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jun … Read more

Colombia Votes for Social Justice — Global Issues

Oliver Dalichau Opinion by Oliver Dalichau (Bogota Colombia) Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Inter Press Service BOGOTA, Colombia, Jun 22 (IPS) – On Sunday, 19 June 2022, the hopes of millions of Colombians working for a more democratic, safer, ecological, and socially just country came true. Senator Gustavo Petro, in a duo with his Afro-Colombian vice-presidential … Read more

Expensive Energy from Cheap Sources Hampers Brazils Economy — Global Issues

President Jair Bolsonaro launched the sale of shares of Eletrobras, the largest company in the electricity sector in Brazil, which will be privatized through its capitalization. The State will remain as a minority partner, in a privatization process approved by Congress, conditional on the construction of gas thermoelectric power plants in the interior of the … Read more

Ensuring Sufficient Food Production—Global Issues

The potential shortages of some commodities may generate internal instability in many countries, increasing internal and external migratory flows. Credit: FAO Opinion by Mario Lubetkin (Rome) Thursday, June 16, 2022 Inter Press Service ROME, Jun 16 (IPS) – This is an op-ed by Mario Lubetkin, Assistant Director-General at FAO If the war in Ukraine and … Read more

Congos Oil Ministry Accused of Greenwashing — Global Issues

Peatland Forest in DRC. Credit: Daniel Beltra / Greenpeace Opinion by Tal Harris, Raphael Mavambu (Kinshasa) Thursday, June 16, 2022 Inter Press Service KINSHASA, Jun 16 (IPS) – Nine of the 16 oil blocks to be auctioned in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) next month overlap Protected Areas, according to a review of official … Read more

Researchers Strive for Technological Innovations to Achieve Food Security in Africa — Global Issues

Ingabire Muziga Mamy, Managing Director, Charis Unmanned Aerial Solutions Rwanda, provides drone services for spraying gardens with pesticides, among other farming activities in Rwanda. Technology is crucial to improving food security, researchers say. CREDIT: Aimable Twahirwa/IPS by Aimable Twahirwa (kigali) Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Inter Press Service KIGALI, Jun 15 (IPS) – A few years … Read more