Table banking helps women in Kenya put food on the table — Global issues

Food table banking turns the tables on the systematic and systemic financial exclusion of women. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPS by Joyce Chimbi (nairobi) Friday, October 15, 2021 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Oct. 15 (IPS) – Pascaline Chemutai’s five acres of land, located in the Rift Valley granary region, recently produced 115 bags of corn, each weighing … Read more

QE or no QE, that is the question? – Global issues

Credit: Opinion by Alexander Kozul-Wright (Geneva) Friday, October 15, 2021 Inter Press Service GENEVA, Oct. 15 (IPS) – The watchdogs of the global economy met in Washington this week to discuss their latest global growth forecasts. Meetings of the World Bank and IMF Boards of Governors focused entirely on the global response to COVID-19, … Read more

Inclusive Education to Break the Cycles of Poverty — Global Problems

Festival of Learning in Guatemala, November 2015. Credit: Sulma Flores/ATD Fourth World – Center Joseph Wresinski Opinion by Olivier De Schutter, Donald Lee (New York) Friday, October 15, 2021 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (IPS) – In September 2021, children in the Northern Hemisphere went back to school after the summer holidays. For … Read more

Argentina’s Small Farming Communities Reach Consumers Online – Global Issues

One of the Argentine small farmer groups participating in the digital marketing project is using agroecological irrigation and tomato pressing techniques in Mendoza province. CREDIT: Nicolás Heredia/Alma Nativa by Daniel Gutman (Buenos Aires) Thursday 14 October 2021 Inter Press Service BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 14 (IPS) – This article is part of the IPS coverage of … Read more

Winning Humanity Together—Global Problems

Opinion by Yasmine Sherif (New York) Thursday 14 October 2021 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (IPS) – “This is the time for a stronger, more networked and inclusive multilateral system anchored in the United Nations,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his latest report “Our Common Agenda”. There is indeed a fork in … Read more

Climate change exacerbates hunger and conflict – it’s time to break the cycle – Global Issues

Women sell fruits and vegetables on a sidewalk in the Philippines, where workers in the informal economy face the risk of their livelihoods being destroyed by the effects of COVID-19. The UN commemorates World Food Day on October 16. Credit: ILO/Minette Rimando Opinion by Farah Hegazi, Caroline Delgado (Stockholm) Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Inter Press … Read more

Atoll Nation of Tuvalu approves ‘cubes’ to ramp up nutritious food production – global issues

Tuvalu farmers have seen their crops destroyed by extreme tropical weather. They now use Funafala ‘food cubes’ to have more control over their harvest. by Catherine Wilson (canberra, australia) Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Inter Press Service CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 13 (IPS) – Tuvalu, a small atoll island in the central Pacific Ocean, is one of … Read more

Better late than never, but act now – Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Inter Press Service KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 12 (IPS) – The world should now be more aware of the likely devastation from COVID-19 unless urgently addressed. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that $8 Billion Subscription to quickly vaccinate many more … Read more

Disparities in poverty across ethnic groups and between genders show why we need to dig deeper into poverty data – global issues

Sabina Alkir. Credit: Kiara Worth IISD/ENB Opinion by Sabina Alkire (London) Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Inter Press Service LONDON, Oct. 12 (IPS) — During the pandemic, we learned a new word — me at least: comorbidity. It means that one or more additional conditions occur together (all at the same time for a person) in … Read more

Mental health at a price, inequality – global problems

Women are almost twice as likely as men to suffer from mental illness, including depression. Credit: Unsplash/Melanie Wasser. Opinion Monday 11 October 2021 Inter Press Service We are three providers committed to equal treatment of mental health around the world – in India, Uganda and the United States. While our countries and contexts may differ, … Read more