Cuban Innovator Uses Sunlight to Create a Model Sustainable Space — Global Issues

Félix Morffi, an 84-year-old retiree, shows a self-made solar heater and solar panels installed on the roof of his house in the municipality of Regla in Havana. His hope is that his house will soon become an experimental site for the use of renewable energies and that students will learn…

Pacific Community’s Agricultural Gene Bank Wins Global Award — Global Issues

The Pacific Community’s Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees gene bank conserves more than 2,000 varieties of trees and crops in the Pacific Islands. Credit: Pacific Community by Catherine Wilson (sydney) Thursday, September 22, 2022 Inter Press Service SYDNEY, Sep 22 (IPS) – Safeguarding plentiful, nutritious supplies of food for the…

Reimagining Urban Agriculture With Vertical Farming — Global Issues

Vertical farm in Finland. Credit: Creative Commons. Opinion by Esther Ngumbi (urbana, illinois, usa) Friday, September 16, 2022 Inter Press Service URBANA, Illinois, USA, Sep 16 (IPS) – Cities across the world including New Jersey and  California, a State that is home to a multi-billion dollar agricultural industry, have continued to…

Remedy in Sight to Subdue an Invasive Poisonous Enemy in Kenyas Drylands — Global Issues

Hannah Sakamo’s dead goat is surrounded by Prosopis juliflora plants. The invasive species is a threat to rural livelihoods. Photo: Joyce Chimbi/IPS by Joyce Chimbi (nairobi) Friday, September 16, 2022 Inter Press Service Nairobi, Sep 16 (IPS) – Hannah Sakamo is worried. She is about to lose yet another goat in…

Africa Needs More Action, Fewer Words to Secure Food and Nutrition — Global Issues

Ritta Achevih? was barely able to feed her family, but now the Kenyan farmer has changed her fortunes by adopting Sustainable Land Management (SLM) approaches that improve soil health and productivity by protecting the soil from degradation. Credit. Busani Bafana/IPS by Busani Bafana (kigali) Friday, September 09, 2022 Inter Press Service…

In the Face of Scarcity, Cubans Dream of Once Again Drinking Their Daily Cup of Coffee — Global Issues

A waiter serves coffee in a glass to a customer outside a coffee shop in Havana’s Vedado neighborhood. Drinking coffee on the street and in homes is a custom in Cuba that has become increasingly difficult to maintain, due to scarcity and cost. CREDIT: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS by Luis Brizuela (havana)…

Developing Countries Must Grow More Food; Climate change and war on Ukraine a wake-up call — Global Issues

CHINA – Constructing an irrigation network in Qinghai Province. Workers were paid part of their wages in food supplied by the World Food Programme. Credit WFP/Sarah Errington Opinion by Trevor Page (lethbridge, canada) Thursday, September 08, 2022 Inter Press Service LETHBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 08 (IPS) – As our planet continues to…

Malawian Farmers Reap More from Sunflower, Chillies — Global Issues

​A factory worker pressing sunflower oil. Credit: ​Esmie Komwa Eneya/IPS​ by Esmie Komwa Eneya (blantyre) Monday, September 05, 2022 Inter Press Service Blantyre, Sep 05 (IPS) – Having harvested and graded their sunflower crop instead of taking it to market, every member of Zikometso Productive and Innovation Centre (IPC) brings their…

Africa Should Trade its Carbon Credits to Fund Renewable Energy

Africa needs to transit away from fossil fuels to renewables to boost energy security. Pictured here is a coal production plant in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS by Busani Bafana (bulawayo) Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Inter Press Service Bulawayo, Aug 31 (IPS) – Africa needs to trade in carbon credits to…