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]

Rural development


Mobile phones can cause significant benefits for rural households through improved access to information, lower marketing costs, and thus higher profits and incomes, notes study.[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]

Food security


MISEREOR, IUF und FIAN publish a study on working conditions in tea plantations.[more]



While it is common knowledge what it means to help individuals, households and communities build resilience and prepare for shocks, IFPRI’s report argues that there is a far less understanding of how to build resilient...[more]

Food security


Family farms are very diverse in terms of size, access to markets and household characteristics, as a result they have different needs from an innovation system, notes the FAO in the latest food and agriculture report.[more]

Official development assistance (ODA) is increasing, but in order to effectively finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is crucial to look beyond ODA, argues this year’s OECD Development Co-operation Report.[more]



Poorest countries need more access to aid, trade, debt relief, medicines and technologies, says new UN report [more]

Forest conservation


Reliable data on the status and trends of forest genetic resources are required for decision-makers and stakeholders to provide adequate support for their sustainable management, notes FAO in a new report. [more]



This year’s WorldRiskReport focuses on urbanisation, taking a look at the city as a risk area. It examines cities’ exposure to natural hazards and societal vulnerability to assess the disaster risks they face.[more]

Food security


Improved production and harvesting technologies as well as improved post-harvest handling and packaging will have great impact in combating post-harvest losses in the potato value chains of Kenya, study finds.[more]



International projects promoting biofuels are now on the retreat. While they do play a role in competition for land, they are failing for a large number of reasons. According to the analysis of the latest GIGA paper, the biofuel...[more]

Climate change


UNEP report urges African governments to integrate climate change adaptation strategies in national development policies.[more]



Investments are key to economic development. However, Africa has the lowest investment rates of all developing countries. In its latest Economic Development in Africa Report, UNCTAD shows what African countries have to do if...[more]



The sharply declining child sex ratio in India has reached emergency proportions and urgent action must be taken to alleviate this crisis, according to UN Women.[more]

Climate change


It is expected that the availability of water will change significantly and will be more volatile in the next decades in many countries, warns OECD recently released report.[more]


7-9 January 2015 - The Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

1st International Conference on Asian Highland Natural Resources Management 

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13-15 January 2015 – CityCube, Berlin, Germany

DLG-Wintertagung: Fortschritt nutzen – Zukunft gestalten
Für eine moderne, nachhaltige Landwirtschaft 

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15-17 January 2015 – CityCube, Berlin/Germany

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2015
“The growing demand for food, raw materials and energy:
opportunities for agriculture, challenges for food security?” 

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16-25 January 2015 – Berlin Fairgrounds; Berlin, Germany

International Green Week 2015 

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2-10 February 2015 - Nürnberg, Germany

International DAAD-Alumni Winter School “Quality management along organic agri-value chains in developing countries – production, post-harvest technology, processing, marketing and trade”,

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3 - 6 March 2015 - Stuttgart, Germany

2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger - Hidden Hunger, Childhood Development and Long-term Prospects for Society and Economy

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19-23 April 2015 – Berlin, Germany

Global Soil Week 2015

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20-22 May 2015 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

The 10th eLearning Africa Conference

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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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