Oct 26, 2017 7:10 AM ET Myanmar’s Democracy Feels Strain of Religious Fault Lines iCrowdNewswire - Oct 26, 2017 - By Pascal Laureyn     Muslims in the Thingangyun community of Yangon. They say extremist Buddhist monks sometimes try to provoke them by shouting nationalist slogans in their neighborhood. Credit: Pascal Laureyn/IPS YANGON, Oct 25 2017 (IPS) - I try to hold on tight as my driver navigates his motorbike. (more...)

Oct 25, 2017 12:11 PM ET Rohingya Crisis Stokes Fears of Myanmar’s Muslims iCrowdNewswire - Oct 25, 2017 - By Pascal Laureyn     The entrance to the gated community of Joon, Myanmar. With tensions between Muslims and Buddhists rising, the gates are closed at night. Credit: Pascal Laureyn/IPS YANGON, Oct 24 2017 (IPS) - In a quiet street, the sound of children’s voices can be heard from an. (more...)

Oct 25, 2017 12:06 PM ET Lack of International Action on Rohingya Crisis Called a “Disgrace” iCrowdNewswire - Oct 25, 2017 - By Tharanga Yakupitiyage   UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 2017 (IPS) - As the crisis in Myanmar reaches unprecedented levels, frustration is at its peak as the international community remains slow to respond and act cohesively. Over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since the renewal of violence on August. (more...)

Oct 16, 2017 7:02 AM ET Hunger in Africa, Land of Plenty iCrowdNewswire - Oct 16, 2017 - By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram   Anis Chowdhury, a former professor of economics at the University of Western Sydney, held senior United Nations positions during 2008–2015 in New York and Bangkok. Jomo Kwame Sundaram, a former economics professor, was United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, and received. (more...)

Oct 16, 2017 5:57 AM ET How to Change the Future of Migration iCrowdNewswire - Oct 16, 2017 - By Baher Kamal     DROUGHT IN THE HORN OF AFRICA. Food security conditions in drought-hit areas are alarming [...read more]. Credit: FAO ROME, Oct 14 2017 (IPS) - The world is on the move. More people have been forced to flee their homes than at any time since the. (more...)

Oct 16, 2017 5:50 AM ET Transformer l’agriculture en Afrique iCrowdNewswire - Oct 16, 2017 - Par Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, Président de la Banque africaine de développement ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, Octobre 15 2017 (IPS) - Le monde rural africain est un milieu que je connais bien. J’ai frayé mon propre chemin pour sortir de la pauvreté rurale. J’ai fréquenté une école rurale sans électricité et. (more...)

Oct 16, 2017 5:02 AM ET Hunger in Africa, Land of Plenty iCrowdNewswire - Oct 16, 2017 - By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram   Anis Chowdhury, a former professor of economics at the University of Western Sydney, held senior United Nations positions during 2008–2015 in New York and Bangkok. Jomo Kwame Sundaram, a former economics professor, was United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, and received. (more...)

Oct 15, 2017 3:57 PM ET Food Insecurity and Forced Displacement of People: Where do we Draw the Line? iCrowdNewswire - Oct 15, 2017 - By Idriss Jazairy   Ambassador Idriss Jazairy is Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Refugees dig for water in a dried up watering hole in Jamam camp, in South Sudan's Upper Nile state. Credit: Jared Ferrie/IPS GENEVA, Oct 13 2017 (IPS) - The. (more...)

Oct 15, 2017 3:20 PM ET Food for Thoughtful Health iCrowdNewswire - Oct 15, 2017 - By Doaa Abdel-Motaal   Dr Doaa Abdel-Motaal is the Executive Director of The Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health at the Oxford Martin School. Doaa is the author of the recently published book, Antarctica: The Battle for the Seventh Continent. Credit: Bigstock OXFORD, United Kingdom, Oct 13 2017 (IPS). (more...)

Oct 15, 2017 3:15 PM ET Overcoming the Challenges: Securing the World’s Food, Energy and Water iCrowdNewswire - Oct 15, 2017 - By Adel Sharif     Adel Sharif, PhD, CEng, FIChemE, is Professor of Water Engineering & Process Innovation, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, UK Credit: Bigstock SURREY, United Kingdom, Oct 13 2017 (IPS) - According to the United Nations estimates almost 800 million people suffer from. (more...)

Oct 15, 2017 3:07 PM ET Not True that Hunger Doesn’t Discriminate — It Does iCrowdNewswire - Oct 15, 2017 - By Baher Kamal     Credit: 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) ROME, Oct 13 2017 (IPS) - In a world where only 8 individuals – all of them men—possess as much as half of all the planet’s wealth, and it will take women 170 years to be paid as men. (more...)

Oct 15, 2017 3:02 PM ET Women are Pivotal to Addressing Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty iCrowdNewswire - Oct 15, 2017 - By Lakshmi Puri   Lakshmi Puri is UN Assistant Secretary-General & Deputy Executive Director of UN Women Women farmers clearing abandoned farmland in the drought-affected Nachol village in Northern Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPS UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 2017 (IPS) - The 16th of October marks World Food Day, a reminder. (more...)

Oct 14, 2017 1:55 PM ET Biotechnology Part of the Solution to Africa’s Food Insecurity, Scientists Say iCrowdNewswire - Oct 14, 2017 - By Miriam Gathigah     Reduced and insufficient rainfall as well as crop-damaging pests threaten to cripple the very backbone of African economies. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPS NAIROBI, Oct 12 2017 (IPS) - A growing number of African countries are increasingly becoming food insecure as delayed and insufficient rainfall, as well. (more...)

Oct 13, 2017 7:12 AM ET Strengthening Youth Potential and the Prospects for a Better Future iCrowdNewswire - Oct 13, 2017 - By Bandar Hajjar   Dr. Bandar M. H. Hajjar is President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group The United Nations estimates that by 2030, the youth population will be 1.3 billion globally. Credit: Mahmuddun Rashed Manik/IPS JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Oct 12 2017 (IPS) - Investing in youth by developing. (more...)

Oct 13, 2017 7:03 AM ET Transforming Agriculture in Africa iCrowdNewswire - Oct 13, 2017 - By Akinwumi Adesina   Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina is President of the African Development Bank Farmer in a field on the outskirts of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, Oct 12 2017 (IPS) - The African rural world is one I know well. I grew out of rural. (more...)

Oct 12, 2017 7:35 AM ET The IMF and Climate Change: Three Things Christine Lagarde Can Do to Cement Her Legacy on Climate iCrowdNewswire - Oct 12, 2017 - By Leonardo Martinez-Diaz   WASHINGTON DC, Oct 11 2017 (IPS) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and climate change do not often appear in the same headline together. Indeed, environmental issues have been, at most, peripheral to the Fund’s core functions. But now economists inside and outside the IMF are. (more...)

Oct 12, 2017 6:27 AM ET Fixing the Food System to Solve Humanity’s Greatest Challenges iCrowdNewswire - Oct 12, 2017 - By Elwyn Grainger-Jones   Elwyn Grainger-Jones is Executive Director, CGIAR System Organization Land degradation, a reason for rural people to migrate, is a prominent problem in Senegal. Photo: M. Mitchell/IFPRI. MONTPELLIER, France , Oct 11 2017 (IPS) - We are at a moment of huge opportunity in the world’s food. (more...)

Oct 12, 2017 5:17 AM ET Ending Hunger by 2030? This is Possible iCrowdNewswire - Oct 12, 2017 - By Rod Brooks   Rod Brooks is CEO of Rise Against Hunger Students at a school in an indigenous village in western Honduras work in the school garden, where they learn about nutrition and healthy eating. Since 2016 Honduras has a law regulating a new generation of school meals programme,. (more...)

Oct 12, 2017 5:07 AM ET Rohingya Refugee Women Bring Stories of Unspeakable Violence iCrowdNewswire - Oct 12, 2017 - By Naimul Haq     Women and children who escaped the brutal violence in Myanmar wait for aid at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Parvez Ahmad Faysal/IPS COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Oct 10 2017 (IPS) - Yasmin, 26, holds her 10-day-old baby, who she gave birth to in a crowded refugee. (more...)

Oct 9, 2017 9:45 AM ET How to Eradicate Rural Poverty, End Urban Malnutrition – A New Approach iCrowdNewswire - Oct 9, 2017 - By Baher Kamal     Nuclear applications in agriculture rely on the use of isotopes and radiation techniques to combat pests and diseases, increase crop production, protect land and water resources, ensure food safety and authenticity, and increase livestock production. Credit: FAO ROME, Oct 9 2017 (IPS) - Population growth,. (more...)

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