A Long Way to Montreal—Global Issues

Mrinalini Rai, head of Women4Biodiversity and leader of the Women’s Caucus at the UN Biodiversity Convention and Cristina Eghenter of World Wildlife Fund for Nature, at a media roundtable at the ongoing UN CBD Working Group 4 meeting in Nairobi. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS by Stella Paul (Nairobi) Friday, June 24, 2022 Inter Press Service Nairobi, … Read more

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

International Relief Effort After Deadly Afghan Earthquake Displaces Thousands — Global Issues

Pakistani medics treat Afghan quake survivors on the border of the two countries. More than 1000 were killed and thousands displaced after the 5.9-magnitude quake hit the Paktika and Khost on June 22, 2022. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS by Ashfaq Yusufzai (Peshawar) Friday, June 24, 2022 Inter Press Service PESHAWAR, Jun 24 (IPS) – Survivors of … 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

New and Old Afghan Refugees Make the Best of Life in Neighboring Pakistan — Global Issues

A man sells poultry in Refugees Market, Peshawar, on 17 June. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS. by Ashfaq Yusufzai (Peshawar) Thursday, June 23, 2022 Inter Press Service PESHAWAR, Jun 23 (IPS) – “We came here in 1979 after Russia’s invasion of Afghanistan. My children and grandchildren have grown up here and they don’t want to go back … Read more

Transgender People Gain Their Place in Argentine Society — Global Issues

Florencia Guimaraes, a transgender woman who two years ago got a job for the first time in her life, in the public sector, takes part in a demonstration in defense of the rights of the LGTBI collective. Lohana Berkins, whose photo she carries on the banner, was the founder of the Association of the Struggle … 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

Why Aren’t More Women Angry? —Global Issues

Source: World Economic Forum. Opinion by Joseph Chamie (portland usa) Thursday, June 23, 2022 Inter Press Service PORTLAND, USA, June 23 (IPS) – Why aren’t more women angry about their subordination, discrimination, and unequal treatment in the 21st century? of course, some of the world’s women are angry, but they are comparatively few. Women represent … Read more