Food security


IFPRI’s flagship report puts into perspective the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions in 2014 and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2015. The report highlights among other crucial queries, how the...[more]



Environmental risks figure prominently among the biggest risks in the coming decade. A World Economic Forum publication states that water crises rank highest in terms of impact.[more]



A new book published by CTA and CGIAR describes innovative climate-smart agriculture practices with the capacity to increase productivity and build resilience in Africa. [more]



A new FAO publication provides technical information and insights into the aquaponics technology and its use in small-scale integrated fish and plant farming. [more]



A new study by the climate change programme of the CGIAR gives decisive evidence that large-scale index-based insurance is a commercially viable option for the rural poor, and outlines the key traits of successful index insurance...[more]



A new report from the WorldFish Center has found that more of the very poor in Bangladesh are profiting from commercial aquaculture than was previously thought. It has also been revealed that employment created by aquaculture is...[more]

Climate change


There is need to strengthen the role of genetic resources and help farmers, fishers and foresters cope with climate change says FAO’s new book.[more]



In the International Year of Soils, the Soil Atlas illustrates the reasons for and extent of world-wide area losses and urges a more sustainable handling of the precious natural resource of soil. [more]

Land grabbing


A recent study issued by the EU Commission discusses the human rights issues raised by large-scale land deals for plantation agriculture (‘land grabbing’) in low and middle-income countries. [more]



Biofuels bear a growth potential for developing countries. Properly employed, they can contribute to national energy strategies without interfering with food production, says a new UNCTAD report. [more]

Climate change


According to a new book, published by the Center for International Forestry Research, the speed of implementation has been much slower than expected when REDD+ was put at the top of the international climate agenda in 2007.[more]



Water provides a useful entry point for addressing many development challenges, including those related to sustainable intensification of agricultural systems and preservation of ecosystem services.[more]



A comprehensive pocketbook of nutrition-related data covering all regions of the world has been published by FAO.[more]



Malnutrition leads to 11 per cent of gross national product being squandered as a result of lives lost, less learning in school, less earning in the workplace, and days lost to illness, argues the report.[more]


14-17 April 2015 - Chilembwe-Lilongwe, Malawi

Beating Famine 2015:Southern Africa Conference – Sustainable Food Security through Land Regeneration in a Changing Climate

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19-23 April 2015 - Berlin, Germany

Global Soil Week 2015

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1-2 May 2015 - Meknes, Morocco

International Conference on Agro-Management and E-Agriculture

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17-24 May 2015 - United Nations Headquarters, New York

The 2nd Annual United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Forum

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20-22 May 2015 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

The 10th eLearning Africa Conference

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1-19 June 2015 - Freiburg, Germany

Summer school “Integrated Land Use Systems” (ILUS)

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14-18 June 2015 - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, USA

IFAMA 25th Annual World Forum and Symposium: Innovation, Talent, and Technology in 21st Century of Agribusiness

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8-11 June 2015 - GIZ Conference Centre, Feldafing, Germany

WOCAT Symposium and the 17th WOCAT Network Meeting

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17-19 June 2015 - Halle (Saale), Germany

IAMO Forum 2015 “Agriculture and Climate Change in Transition Economies”

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25-27 August 2015 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

7th ICSA International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture for Food, Energy and Industry in Regional and Global Context

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16 - 18 September 2015 - Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany

Tropentag 2015

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4-7 October 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa

SAIREC 2015 Conferences on Renewable Energy

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4 - 10 October 2015 - Heidelberg University, Germany

7th German-Brazilian Symposium for Sustainable Development - Interaction between earth resources and processes and human societies

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19-22 November 2015 - Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Hotel Manila, Philippines

Moringa Symposium and Congress

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17-22 July 2016 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Tenth International Rangeland Congress (IRC) “The Future Management of Grazing and Wild Lands in a High Tech World”

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