IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency
August 26th, 2010

Workshop overview

IPS Latin America organized a two-day training workshop for Central American journalists in Ciudad de Guatemala on 4-5 August, 2010, focused on the current challenges of Central American countries facing the food crisis and smallholder farmers’ response.

The workshop was part of the activities for “The role of smallholder farmers in response to the food crisis and as a tool to eradicate rural poverty: knowledge sharing to influence pro-poor policy formulation in Western and Central Africa and in Latin America and the Caribbean” small grant, funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Read more »

More about: Africa, Globalization and the South, Latin America, North America and the Caribbean, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
May 21st, 2010
Mario Lubetkin, Enrique Iglesias, Juan Pablo de Laiglesia. Credit: Jesus Mendo/IPS.

Mario Lubetkin, Enrique Iglesias, Juan Pablo de Laiglesia. Credit: Jesus Mendo/IPS.

In the framework of the recent European Union-Latin America/Caribbean Summit (EU-LAC), IPS – Inter Press Service and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized a media roundtable in Madrid “Europe and Latin America, strategic allies in the global debate?”. The event was held in the head office of the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) with the participation of governments, international organizations executives and journalists of both regions. Read more »

More about: Civil society, Europe & Mediterranean, Latin America, Sustainable development
December 9th, 2009


Almost 80 million smallholder farmers in Africa, supply about 80 percent of its food. In order for Africa to establish a prosperous and sustainable economic future, the voices of its farmers must be amplified.

To enable this, journalists from across the West Africa region attended a media workshop in Accra, Ghana, hosted by Inter Press Service IPS Africa on behalf of the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

The workshop aimed to build the capacity of local journalists and editors from West and Central Africa to gain the skills and knowledge they need to report on the food crisis and how it can be solved, particularly with the contribution of smallholder farmers. Read more »

More about: Africa, Capacity building, Latin America, Projects, Providing news and content
June 16th, 2009

mdgwebhm1The website is part of a major global media and communication project of IPS running through 2009 – 2011 called “Communicating for Change: Getting Voice, Visibility and Impact for Gender Equality“.

The project is financed by the Dutch MDG3 Fund set up by the Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation, Bert Koenders, to finance activities that advance Millennium Development Goal 3: Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Read more »

More about: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Dissemination and networking, Human rights and gender issues, Latin America, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content
May 6th, 2009

Adhemar Gabriel Bahadian, Brazilian
Ambassador in Italy, representing his country, and Mario Lubetkin, IPS Director General, signed an agreement on Tuesday 10 March in Rome.

Brazil has signed a new agreement to support IPS activities, especially to strengthen information flows among countries in the South recognising the changing global geography of power. There is a special focus on communication from and between three major democracies in the South: India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA).

The South American country has been a member of the IPS Core Group of donors since 2005. It is the main country of the South in this group, Read more »

More about: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Globalization and the South, Latin America, Providing news and content


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