November 16th, 2012
As part of an ongoing partnership with IFAD to raise the voices and concerns of smallholder farmers in West and Central Africa, IPS Africa is reporting this week from the IFAD regional forum in Banjul. A bi-lingual English / French TerraViva publication will be shared with all the delegates, telling the stories of young farmers from across the region. Features on new cassava varieties, continuing food security concerns, coffee production, solar power and irrigation schemes, and urban farming are contributed from Yaounde, Dakar, Kampala, Ouagadougou and Abidjan.
Read more features and listen to podcasts at our sites Africa’s Young Farmers Seeding the Future and Jeunes Agriculteurs d’Afrique Ensemencer l’Avenir
The latest stories are also available to read on your mobile phone using the www.ipsnews.net address.
Africa, Agriculture, aid effectiveness, climate change, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
November 5th, 2012
Stephen Leahy, IPS’s environment correspondent, wrote a series of blog posts during the height of Hurricane Sandy explaining the event and the links to climate change in the voice of the storm itself. The blog “Hurricane Sandy Speaks” was widely appreciated, featured and re-tweeted by influential journalists and environmental experts. Read more »
October 26th, 2012
H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 2012 (IPS) - The United Nations Association-New York (UNA-NY) honoured former General Assembly President Nassir Abdul Aziz Al-Nasser as the 2012 “Humanitarian of the Year”.
Speaking at a formal dinner during the award ceremony Thursday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that “Ambassador Al-Nasser has dedicated much of his life in public service helping to advance cross-cultural dialogue, diversity, peace, and development.” Read more »
Global, United Nations
October 18th, 2012
IPS journalists have had a winning week in the Caribbean, in Africa and in Latin America.
Two of our journalists have won climate change reporting prizes awarded by the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). The awards ceremony was yesterday, 17th October, in Antigua. Read more »
Africa, climate change, Global, Latin America, North America and the Caribbean, Providing news and content
October 16th, 2012
IPS Asia-Pacific led a team of journalists that produced in-depth coverage of the 2012 Annual IMF-WB meetings, Oct. 9-14, which took place in Tokyo, Japan. The team produced an on-line TerraViva in English and Japanese that provided independent reporting and analysis, from Asian perspectives, about key development issues around the meetings, including disaster planning and sustainable development. Read more »
Asia & Pacific, climate change, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Projects, Providing news and content, Sustainable development