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

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

Polio Eradication Will Take Funds and Awareness — Global Issues

A polio vaccinator administers the oral polio vaccine to a child in Pakistan. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS Opinion by Ifeanyi Nsofor (abuja) Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Inter Press Service ABUJA, Jun 22 (IPS) – For forty days, Kunle Adeyanju – a Nigerian, Rotarian, polio eradication advocate and biker – rode for more than 12,500km from London … Read more

Stronger Healthcare Systems Critical for Africas Socioeconomic Transformation—Global Issues

As Africa rebuilds following the pandemic, investment in the fight against malaria and NTDs will make healthcare systems more resilient and support longer-term pandemic preparedness. Credit: UNDP Kenya/James Ochweri Opinion by Claude Mambo Muvunyi (kigali) Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Inter Press Service KIGALI, Jun 22 (IPS) – Prof. Claude Mambo Muvunyi is Director General of … 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

Heres What the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health Should Do to Be Inclusive — Global Issues

Hunger and food insecurity impact more than 38 million Americans. Black and Hispanic families and other minority groups including LGBTQ folks, consistently and disproportionally experience food insecurity. Opinion by Esther Ngumbi (urban, illinois, usa) Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Inter Press Service Hunger and food insecurity impact more than 38 million Americans. Black and Hispanic families … Read more