New, Aggressive Rust Imperils Wheat Crops in Europe, Africa, Asia Rome, Feb 5 2017 (IPS) -- Wheat rust, a family of fungal diseases that can cause crop losses of up to 100 per cent in untreated susceptible wheat, is making further advances in Europe, Africa and Asia, according to two new studies
Ibadan, Nigeria, Nov 18 2016 (IPS) -- Harvesting the benefits of core agricultural research, which often bears on improved crop varieties and plant diseases, increasingly depends on the social and economic conditions into which its seeds are sown. It is a sign
World Bank Admits Globalization Leads to Inequality
The growth of free trade has not had a positive effect for all in the developed economies, according to a World Bank document quoted by the BBC. According to an internal memo from the Washington-based organization seen by the British broadcaster
United Nations, Jul 21 2016 (IPS) - Although the devastating El Niño of 2015 to 2016 has now subsided, in many parts of Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia rains and harvests are not expected to recover until 2017.
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jul 7 2016 (IPS) - When the financial crisis preceding the Great Recession broke out in late 2008, attention to the previously ignored UN Secretariat’s analytical work was greatly enhanced. This happened as
Rising Air Pollution in World's Cities Hurting Millions
By Jamey Keaten
Geneva -- Almost everyone in large cities in poor and middle-income countries faces excessively high air pollution, a growing problem that is killing more than 3 million people each year and ``wreaking havoc on human health,'' the World Health
Rome, May 11 2016 (IPS) - Desperate, frustrated, and with little hope for the future, on 17h December 2010, the Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi doused himself in petrol and set himself alight. Thus began the popular revolution
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