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Tradition and Technology Take Centre Stage at BCFN Food Forum

Dec 3, 2019 9:10 PM ET

By Cecilia Russell Credit: Busani Bafana / IPS MILAN, Italy, Dec 3 2019 (IPS) #8211; A coffee producer will receive a cent and a half from a $2.50 cup of coffee. This one stark fact stood out as scientists, researchers, activists and grappled with solutions for change in food and nutrition practises, which ... Continue reading Tradition and Technology Take Centre Stage at BCFN Food ForumRead More

African Development Bank launches digital tool to help African youth learn to code

Dec 3, 2019 8:50 PM ET

By PRESS RELEASE Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, Dec 3 2019 #8211; The African Development Bank and technology firm Microsoft today launched the lsquo;Coding for Employmentrsquo; digital training platform, an online tool to provide digital skills to African youth, wherever they are across the continent. The platform, launched at the 2019 African Economic Conference in Sharm El ... Continue reading African Development Bank launches digital tool to help African youth learn to codeRead More

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Dec 3, 2019 8:40 PM ET

By PRESS RELEASE Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, Dec 3 2019 #8211; The African Development Bank and technology firm Microsoft today launched the lsquo;Coding for Employmentrsquo; digital training platform, an online tool to provide digital skills to African youth, wherever they are across the continent. The platform, launched at the 2019 African Economic Conference in Sharm ... Continue reading http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/12/african-development-bank-launches-digital-tool-help-african-youth-learn-code/Read More

How to Take Your Home Based Business to the Next Level

Dec 3, 2019 1:15 PM ET

You started your home based business all those years ago simply because you were tired of the traditional 9-to-5 and you want to be your own boss. Since then, your venture has gone from strength to strength, and you are now on the cusp of taking it to the next level. The big question is, ... Continue reading How to Take Your Home Based Business to the Next LevelRead More

Care for Economic Development, Then Care for Food Nutrition, Food Researcher Tells Africa’s Politicians

Dec 2, 2019 2:15 PM ET

By Busani Bafana Inter Press Service (IPS) journalist Busani Bafana sat down with Busi Maziya-Dixon, a Senior Food and Nutrition Scientist at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) ahead of the 10th International Forum on Food and Nutrition. Maziya-Dixon warns there is no country which will achieve economic development with an undernourished population. Dr. ... Continue reading Care for Economic Development, Then Care for Food Nutrition, Food Researcher Tells Africas PoliticiansRead More

Biofortified Food, a Business Boost for Smallholder Farmers

Dec 2, 2019 2:00 PM ET

By Busani Bafana Biofortified Orange Vitamin A maize developed by Harvestplus is helping fight micronutrient deficiency in children. Credit, Busani Bafana / IPS BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Dec 2 2019 (IPS) #8211; A start-up in Zimbabwe is producing high nutrition foods using biofortified crops in a bid to fight micronutrient deficiency. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) ... Continue reading Biofortified Food, a Business Boost for Smallholder FarmersRead More

Hola, Madrid! African Development Bank takes the continent’s climate agenda to COP25 in Spain

Nov 30, 2019 1:10 PM ET

By PRESS RELEASE The Bank is playing a leading role in guiding progress on climate change on the continent. The Bank has doubled its total climate change commitment to $25 billion between 2020 and 2025. ABIDJAN, Cote drsquo;Ivoire, Nov 30 2019 #8211; The African Development Bank will on Monday kick off a campaign to ... Continue reading Hola, Madrid! African Development Bank takes the continents climate agenda to COP25 in SpainRead More

Running from the Storm – How Bangladesh’s Climate Migrants are Becoming Food Secure

Nov 28, 2019 8:15 PM ET

By Rafiqul Islam Ruma Begum and her husband collect pumpkins from their vegetable field. Credit: Rafiqul Islam/IPS BHOLA, Bangladesh, Nov 28 2019 (IPS) #8211; It was almost a decade ago when Ruma Begum and her family left their home in Bangladeshrsquo;s coastal Tazumuddin upazila or sub-district and travelled some 50 km away to ... Continue reading Running from the Storm How Bangladeshs Climate Migrants are Becoming Food SecureRead More

Why Prosecuting Human Traffickers in Nigeria is Nothing More than a Mirage

Nov 28, 2019 12:10 PM ET

By Tobore Ovuorie In this Voices from the Global South podcast, IPS takes you to Lagos, Nigeria, to understand why the country#8217;s national agency against trafficking has only successfully prosecuted 339 offenders over the last 13 years. This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage ... Continue reading Why Prosecuting Human Traffickers in Nigeria is Nothing More than a MirageRead More

When the Search for Jobs Ends in Slavery

Nov 28, 2019 12:10 PM ET

By Wambi Michael This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. Zubedah Nakitende was trafficked as salve labour to a family in Jordon. Her employer gave her a cream for her injured fingers that was actually turned out to ... Continue reading When the Search for Jobs Ends in SlaveryRead More

Wall Street can Free the World’s 40 Million Modern-Day Slaves

Nov 28, 2019 12:10 PM ET

By James Reinl This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. A 2009 study found that almost 250,000 children worked in auto repair stores, brick klins, as domestic labourers, and as carpet weavers and sozni embroiderers in Jammu and ... Continue reading Wall Street can Free the Worlds 40 Million Modern-Day SlavesRead More

Human Trafficking – It Came Disguised as the Opportunity of a Lifetime

Nov 28, 2019 12:10 PM ET

By Miriam Gathigah This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. When she was 20 Mary Njambi was trafficked to Saudi Arabia where she thought she would obtain work as a well-paid domestic worker. Instead, she was treated as ... Continue reading Human Trafficking It Came Disguised as the Opportunity of a LifetimeRead More

For Some in Kashmir Marriage Equates to Sexual Slavery

Nov 28, 2019 12:10 PM ET

By Umar Manzoor Shah This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. In Kashmir there are thousands of young women who were sold in their teens by their parents to older men, and now living lives governed by restrictions ... Continue reading For Some in Kashmir Marriage Equates to Sexual SlaveryRead More

Booming eSports and Video Gaming Already Bigger Than Music and Movie Industries Combined

Nov 28, 2019 12:10 PM ET

LOS ANGELES,The eSports and video gaming market have already outpaced their contemporaries in the film and music businesses with what is expected to be a$300 billionannual industry by 2025. So, it seems ironic that investors are slow to catch on. That#8217;s according to portfolio managers who think the industry has plenty of room to run. ... Continue reading Booming eSports and Video Gaming Already Bigger Than Music and Movie Industries CombinedRead More

How to ‘Fix the Business of Food’ and Save the Planet

Nov 28, 2019 12:10 PM ET

By Samira Sadeque From farm to fork, the global food industry needs to start aligning their operations with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. Pictured here, a farmer tends to vegetables in a greenhouse in Antigua, where a climate-smart agricultural initiative seeks to improve farm productivity. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS UNITED NATIONS, ... Continue reading How to Fix the Business of Food and Save the PlanetRead More

Ghana’s Grains and Groundnuts Face Increasing Contamination Amid Increasing Temperatures

Nov 28, 2019 12:10 PM ET

By Albert Oppong-Ansah Adwoa Frimpomaah, a smallholder farmer from Ghanarsquo;s Bono East Region, and her two children have been eating maize likely infected by aflatoxins. Credit: Albert Oppong-Ansah/IPS BONO EAST REGION, Ghana , Oct 16 2019 (IPS) #8211; Adwoa Frimpomaah, a smallholder farmer from Dandwa, a farming community in Nkoranza, in Ghanarsquo;s Bono ... Continue reading Ghanas Grains and Groundnuts Face Increasing Contamination Amid Increasing TemperaturesRead More

The AI-driven Approach to App Development

Nov 28, 2019 12:10 PM ET

Having an app is not too different from having a website in some regards these days ndash; itrsquo;s become a basic requirement for operating properly in some markets. The old saying ldquo;if you donrsquo;t have a website for your business, it might not existrdquo; is now just as valid for apps in these circles. And ... Continue reading The AI-driven Approach to App DevelopmentRead More

HR Trends of 2019 That Will Continue in 2020

Nov 28, 2019 12:10 PM ET

It wasnrsquo;t too long ago that experts in the industry were predicting big changes that are about to hit the Human Resources sector in 2019, and now, we are already looking forward to 2020. Did all the predictions from last year come true? Probably not, but some of them did, and the coming year is ... Continue reading HR Trends of 2019 That Will Continue in 2020Read More

— Hidden in Plain Sight: Sex Trafficking in Canada

Nov 28, 2019 12:10 PM ET

By Nadia Kanji This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. Seventy-two percent of trafficked victims in Canada are under the age of 25, and 51 percent of trafficked girls have been involved in the child welfare system. Courtesy: ... Continue reading #8212; Hidden in Plain Sight: Sex Trafficking in CanadaRead More

Beaten and Tortured for a Ransom, Lured by the Promise of a Livelihood

Nov 28, 2019 12:10 PM ET

By Rafiqul Islam This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. The International Organisation for Migration says that in Bangladesh victims of human trafficking are either abducted or lured with promises of a better life. Credit: Rafiqul Islam Sarker/IPS ... Continue reading Beaten and Tortured for a Ransom, Lured by the Promise of a LivelihoodRead More