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]

Food security 11.05.2016

The outcomes and responses to the harmful effects of El Niño has been dependent on the safety-net structures available in each country and region, as well as food security and trade policies, says IFPRI’s Policy Brief.[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]

Food security 27.04.2016

Access to Seeds index 2016 seeks to shed some light on what the seed industry is doing to help smallholder farmers in food insecure regions of the world gain access to quality seeds varieties in order to improve their yields.[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]

Food security 13.04.2016

Despite the numerous challenges facing the food and agriculture systems, this OECD report notes that beyond this daunting list of challenges lie crucial opportunities which should not be overlooked.[more]

Food security 06.04.2016

This year’s Global Food Policy Report takes a look at the latest research on opportunities and challenges the world will face in achieving multiple SDGs. [more]

Forestry 30.03.2016

Almost one-third of the world's forest area is now estimated to be under some form of community-based management, notes FAO report.[more]

Energy 23.03.2016

How can actors in the agri-food industry reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and become more resilient to possible future climate change impacts? A new study shows options for the dairy, rice and vegetable value chains. [more]

Coastal protection 16.03.2016

Reefs and mangroves reduce the impact of waves hitting coasts, thus decreasing the risks of flooding and erosion, notes a world bank report.[more]

Biodiversity 09.03.2016

FAO warns that many valuable animal breeds continue to be at risk and calls for stronger efforts to use the pool of genetic resources sustainably.[more]

For digital technologies to benefit everyone everywhere, WDR 2016 says there is an urgent need for governments to close the remaining digital divide, especially in internet access. [more]

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