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]



Combating micronutrient deficiency by food fortification remains a highly controversial issue. Welthungerhilfe and terre des hommes examine the latest results of debate on the issue in a comprehensive survey.[more]



The water world has become saturated with new concepts, argues a recent IWMI publication.[more]



Fisheries and aquaculture have often been arbitrarily separated from other parts of the food and agricultural systems in food security studies, debates and policy-making, notes report.[more]

Food security


A new report released by CFS/HLPE in June 2014 urges collective action on food waste.[more]

Climate change


Scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) have identified the likely places where climate change will really hurt. [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]



Fish farming holds tremendous promise in responding to surging demand for food. However, the sector’s sustainability is seriously threatened by harmful practices and poor management.[more]



In a two-part study FAO focuses on determining the status of fisheries stocks at the ecosystem level taking into consideration the varieties of species, their interactions and other factors that cannot be understood by looking at...[more]



An ever growing number of partner countries of German Development Cooperation are considered to be fragile states. The findings are now available of GIZ-commissioned studies carried out by the Institute for Development Studies on...[more]


29-30 November 2014- International Potato Center(CIP) Avenida La Molina 1895, La Molina Lima, Peru.

Hackathon on Climate-Smart Agriculture 

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6 - 7 December 2014 -Lima,Peru

The Global Landscapes Forum - Landscapes for a new climate and development agenda

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

1st International Conference on Asian Highland Natural Resources Management 

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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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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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