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New Set of Sustainable Development Goals Looks Beyond 2015

Posted on 17 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 17 (TerraViva) – When world leaders from over 100 countries wind up their three-day Rio+20 summit in Brazil next week, they will leave behind the shattered remains of a slew of proposals that never got off the ground. Continue Reading

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Mulheres lĂ­deres por um desenvolvimento inclusivo

Posted on 16 June 2012 by admin

Por FabĂ­ola Ortiz

RIO DE JANEIRO, 15 jun (TerraViva) – Mulheres lĂ­deres brasileiras saem em defesa da equidade de gĂȘnero como forma de desenvolvimento sustentĂĄvel em evento paralelo da Rio+20, Humanidade 2012, promovido pelo sistema da Federação das IndĂșstrias no Forte de Copacabana.

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Q&A: Battle for Human Rights in Rio Is “Far From Over”

Posted on 14 June 2012 by admin

Rousbeh Legatis interviews NAVANETHEM PILLAY, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 14 (IPS/TerraViva) – Human rights should be explicitly recognised as an indispensable ingredient of sustainable development at the Rio+20 summit in Brazil, says Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Continue Reading

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Q&A: Women Must Be at the Forefront of Rio+20, and Beyond

Posted on 13 June 2012 by admin

Isabelle de Grave interviews MICHELE BACHELET, Executive Director of UN Women

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS/TerraViva) Unlocking women’s energies and allowing them to become drivers of change could fuel the motor of sustainable development. Continue Reading

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Q&A: Time to Stand with Farmers

Posted on 13 June 2012 by admin

Sabina Zaccaro interviews CARLOS SERÉ of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 13 (TerraViva) Over the centuries, smallholders have learned to adjust to environmental changes and climate variability. But the climate is now changing too fast and intensely for farmers’ capacity to adapt. Continue Reading

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Q&A: “We All Have to Start Being City Changers”

Posted on 12 June 2012 by admin

Rousbeh Legatis interviews JOAN CLOS, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 12, 2012 (IPS/TerraViva) – Building the cities of the future requires not only smarter planning but a profound shift toward greater equity and social justice, says Joan Clos, executive director of the U.N. Human Settlements Programme, or UN-HABITAT. Continue Reading

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Q&A: “Today’s Food System Is Failing Small Farmers”

Posted on 11 June 2012 by admin

TerraViva interviews KANAYO F. NWANZE, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 11 (TerraViva) With heads of state from more than 120 nations and tens of thousands of civil society and international development experts gathering for the U.N. Summit on Sustainable Development next week, it is accepted wisdom that rethinking agriculture is one of most critical issues facing this and future generations. Continue Reading

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El mundo debe escuchar a los pequeños agricultores

Posted on 07 June 2012 by admin

Rousbeh Legatis entrevista a MOHAMED BÉAVOGUI, del FIDA

NACIONES UNIDAS, jun (IPS) – SerĂĄ imposible hablar de sostenibilidad en RĂ­o+20 sin escuchar quĂ© tienen para decir los pequeños agricultores del mundo, sostuvo el director de la Oficina de AsociaciĂłn y MovilizaciĂłn de Recursos del Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo AgrĂ­cola (FIDA), Mohamed BĂ©avogui. Continue Reading

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Q&A: The World Must Learn From Smallholder Farmers

Posted on 30 May 2012 by admin

Rousbeh Legatis interviews MOHAMED BÉAVOGUI of the International Fund for Agricultural Development

UNITED NATIONS, May 30, 2012 (IPS) – As Africa’s Sahel region faces a new food crisis, smallholder famers hold the key to making future development policies sustainable. Continue Reading

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Paprika – Spicing Up Malawi’s Economy

Posted on 29 May 2012 by admin

By Claire Ngozo

LILONGWE, May 29, 2012 (IPS) – As she sits down to watch the 8pm news on TV, Mercy Kamphoni from Chamtulo Village in Malawi’s Mangochi lake district looks elated. She still cannot believe that she is the new proud owner of a television set, refrigerator and radio.

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