The report examines some of the underlying causes of deforestation and forest degradation. It describes possible solutions in the context of a wider transition to an inclusive Green Economy, which is vital to achieving the...[more]



The flagship report of UN-Water, the WWDR 2014 is an authoritative status report on global freshwater resources highlighting the need for policies and regulatory frameworks which recognise and integrate approaches to water and...[more]



How can women have better access to resources, information and financial services to enable them effectively participate in livestock production and marketing? These are the main issues of a new book by the International...[more]

Food security


IFPRI‘s Global Food Policy Report 2013, the third in an annual series, reviews major food policy developments and trends over the last year, documents emerging issues, examines key challenges and opportunities, and sets an agenda...[more]

Food security


Climate change, population, and income growth will drive food demand in the coming decades. A new publication examines which current and potential strategies offer solutions to fight hunger. [more]



Freshwaters are incredibly diverse habitats: they cover less than 1 per cent of the Earth’s surface yet are home to 35 per cent of all vertebrate species. Sadly, freshwater life is declining at an alarming rate faster than any...[more]



Global trade in seafood is on the rise. Supplying fish sustainably, producing it without depleting productive natural resources and without damaging the precious aquatic environment is a huge challenge, says a new report. [more]



The efficient conservation and use of plant genetic resources is critical to safeguard food and nutrition security, and meeting this challenge will require a continued stream of improved crops and varieties adapted to given...[more]

While this recent Publication from FAO provides a broad overview of the use of farming machinery around the globe, it also strongly advocates for technologies that are environmental friendly .[more]



Deforestation has a long-term negative effect on nutrition, suggests a new study. [more]



According to a new study from Overseas Development Institute (ODI), over one-third of all adults across the world, 1.46 billion people, are now obese or overweight.[more]



Milk and dairy products are paramount as part of a balanced diet. However, according to this report, hundreds of millions of poor people across the world do not have access to this vital source of nutrition. [more]

Food security


West Africa has potential to strengthen its agricultural sector, says a new report published by FAO in December 2013.



In the drive to produce more food, humans have carved out vast swaths of agricultural land in previously wild areas, putting themselves and their animals into contact with wildlife-borne diseases. Little surprise therefore, that...[more]

The current wave of “smart subsidy” programmes in Africa has proceeded, however, on limited evidence that these programmes are effective, warns a new report.[more]

Food security


The new OECD publication calls for policies that create synergies across sectors, such as agriculture, trade, investment, environment and development co-operation, and that foster an enabling environment conducive to food...[more]

Climate change


A new publication shows how to meet one of today’s biggest challenges in agriculture: improving resilience to climate change, enhancing food security and livelihoods, and reducing agriculture’s climate footprint. [more]



Improving water governance through integrated water resources management is widely promoted as a critical need throughout the developing world. [more]

Food security


EU agricultural policy is increasing the risk of hunger in poor countries, according to the latest Germanwatch study on world food security. The organisation calls for a thorough reform of the industrialised countries’...[more]


23 - 24 April 2014 - Accra, Ghana

Sub-Saharan Africa Solar Conference 2014

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25-26 April 2014 - Göttingen, Germany 

GlobalFood Symposium

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5-6 May 2014- Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta, Indonesia

Forests Asia Conference: Sustainable Landscapes for Green Growth in Southeast Asia

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5 - 8 May 2014 - Salvador, Brazil  

13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference 

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5-8 May 2014 - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences - Vienna, Austria

AGRINATURA Science Days 2014 “Growing Together – Family Farming and Agricultural Sciences Transforming World Food Systems”

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12-16 May 2014 - Fortaleza Ceará, Brazil

Third International Climate Change Adaptation Conference

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15-17 May 2014 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security (IFPRI)

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2-13 June 2014 - Wageningen UR, Netherlands 

“Food Security in an Urbanizing Society. From home gardens to agro-parks: working towards resilient agrifood systems serving densely populated areas”

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4–6 June 2014

2nd European Agroforestry Conference: Integrating Science & Policy to Promote Agroforestry in Practice

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18-20 August 2014 Brisbane, Australia

International Symposium on Indigenous Vegetables

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27-30 October 2014 - Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya

6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture: Africaís Animal Agriculture: Macro-trends and future opportunities

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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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