Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals entails an immense demand for natural resources. This could threaten global ecological development, a new study warns.[more]

Livestock

06.05.2015

East coast fever already threatens some 30 million cattle in East and Central Africa. According to ILRI, death and disease from this parasite has not only caused great financial losses but is also challenging the livelihoods of...[more]

Energy

29.04.2015

Traditionally, geothermal energy has been utilised mainly to generate electricity; however, according to FAO, it can be harnessed for other important uses in agriculture and agro-industry.[more]

Fragility

22.04.2015

According to this 2015 OECD report on fragility, as the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) draws closer, there has been progress witnessed given that extreme poverty has been halved worldwide. However, the majority of...[more]

Family Farming

15.04.2015

According to FAO, the PAA Africa programme shows how integrating agricultural interventions with social transfers (social safety nets) for poverty reduction can help promote the productive inclusion into the market of subsistence...[more]

Rural development

08.04.2015

While the authors of this book do not claim to offer a one-size-fit-all solution to the many challenges facing rural development; they are of the opinion however, that crafting development strategies requires understanding how...[more]

The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy report shows how CAP and EU development policies could work together.[more]

Food security

26.03.2015

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]

Vulnerability

20.03.2015

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]

Agriculture

12.03.2015

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]

Fisheries

25.02.2015

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]

Insurance

21.02.2015

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]

Fisheries

12.02.2015

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

03.02.2015

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]

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