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]

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]


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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9-10 March 2015 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

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Global Soil Week 2015

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