SDGs 25.08.2016

Issues addressed in the 2016 “Spotlight on Sustainable Development” report include an assessment of the transformation of agricultural and food systems in order to achieve SDG 2.[more]

SDGs 17.08.2016

With the involvement of diverse stakeholders, the face of development has changed. This report notes that there is an urgent need to mobilise unprecedented resources to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).[more]

Forestry 10.08.2016

Agriculture remains the most significant driver of global deforestation, and there is an urgent need to promote more positive interactions between agriculture and forestry, notes SOFO report.[more]

Food security 03.08.2016

How can the notion of food sovereignty be reconciled with the need to generate foreign exchange? What is the role of government policy in food sovereignty? Does the need to feed the population restrict ecological and...[more]

Bioenergy 27.07.2016

Energy and food security can be simultaneously improved through well-designed biofuel and bioenergy development programmes, says a report released by a team of experts from ten institutions. The report also seeks to debunk some...[more]

Fisheries 15.07.2016

Despite notable progress in some areas, the state of the world's marine resources has not improved over the last decade. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s new State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture report highlights the...[more]

Food security 08.07.2016

This 2016-2025 Outlook report perceives that significant production growth is needed to meet the expanding demand for food, feed and raw products for industrial uses, and all of these have to be done in a sustainable way.[more]

Nutrition 06.07.2016

The pulication brings together the most intriguing stories from the past five decades to show what works in nutrition, what does not, and the factors that contribute to success.[more]

Forestry 29.06.2016

This WWF report explores ways to create business solutions for deforestation-free trade chains in Asia.[more]

Nutrition 23.06.2016

Malnutrition and diet are by far the biggest risk factors for the global burden of disease: every country is facing a serious public health challenge from malnutrition, notes the Global Nutrition Report 2016.[more]

Biodiversity 15.06.2016

The FAO publication provides an overview on pulses and the ways they benefit nutrition, health, biodiversity and food security.[more]

Food security 10.06.2016

Tackling high levels of food insecurity calls for innovative policy approaches that recognise that geography matters, perceives OECD report.[more]

Cocoa production 06.06.2016

Cocoa production is one of the most important sources of income for five to six million farmers. It feeds a total of 40 to 50 million people. But these farmers don’t get rich. According to the Cocoa Barometer 2015, their share of...[more]

Africa 25.05.2016

Africa’s rapid urbanisation represents an immense opportunity, not just for Africa’s urban dwellers but also for rural development, perveices a new report. [more]

Rural development 18.05.2016

Without a new framework for rural development in developing countries, it is unlikely that the new Sustainable Development Goals will be met, warns notes OECD report.[more]

Conservation 04.05.2016

The role that farmers play in the development and conservation of crop genetic diversity, and the contribution of that diversity to agro-ecosystem resilience and food security is of paramount importance says new book.[more]

Land degradation 21.04.2016

Over the last three decades, 33 per cent of grasslands, 25 per cent of croplands and 23 per cent of forests experienced degradation. The results of a study on the cost and drivers of land degradation and strategies for...[more]

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