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 of their own against volatile pricing, uncertain demand and lack of access to the market. But in the midst of all this uncertainty, one farming […]

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 direct trillions of dollars towards Covid-19 recovery packages, a significant proportion is going to fossil fuel industries without climate stipulations, according to the 2020 edition of the […]

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 due to the Coronavirus pandemic – has been an eloquent example of how the world is drifting, in a crisis of leadership. It […]

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 of topics and themes relevant to Africa’s industrialization agenda. Credit: UNIDO By Jenny LarsenVIENNA, Nov 26 2020 – Industrialization and development go hand in hand. There is hardly a […]

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 US courts in the coming weeks to sort out whether some votes were legitimate or not, the outcome won’t change. No sooner had the main US […]

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 women journalists is increasingly spilling offline with potentially deadly consequences, a new global survey suggests. Nearly three-quarters (73%) of female respondents to our survey – taken by 1210 international […]

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 Gabriele RiccardiNAPLES, Italy, Nov 25 2020 – The risks factors contributing to the dramatic rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in recent decades have been known for a […]

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 and growing population of talented young people has the potential to drive economic growth and well-being of societies across the continent but, as the African […]

The MILLA Group Selects the Leddar Pixell From LeddarTech for the MILLA POD Autonomous Shuttle

QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech , a global leader in Level 1–5 ADAS and AD sensing technology, is proud to have been selected by the MILLA Group as the supplier for their cocoon LiDAR sensor. The MILLA Group has selected the award–winning Leddar Pixell as the front–end LiDAR for their MILLA […]

Q&A: Mro Indigenous Community Plea for Halt of Construction of 5-Star Hotel

The development of a 5-star hotel on ancestral lands of the Mro indigenous community in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh could destroy their traditional way of life, activists warn. Courtesy: CC-BY-SA-3.0/Md.Kabirul Islam By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 2020 – The construction of a five-star hotel in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, could lead to the […]

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