Food security 10.02.2016

This guide describes the practical application of FAO’s ‘Save and Grow’ model of sustainable crop production intensification to the world’s key food security crops: maize, rice and wheat.[more]

Bioeconomy 03.02.2016

The shift to biomass-based economies can become a threat to global food security. The publication shows how the human right to adequate food can be ensured in local biomass production and in certification systems in food insecure...[more]

Poverty reduction 27.01.2016

Ending poverty and stabilising climate change will be two unprecedented global achievements and two major steps toward sustainable development, argues report.[more]

Trade 18.01.2016

International rules for formulating national trade policies should be supportive of efforts to mitigate disruptions that affect any of the four dimensions of food security: availability, access, utilisation and stability, notes...[more]

A new working paper published by Brot für die Welt, Global Policy Forum and Misereor takes a look at how large philanthropic foundations influence the political agenda in development.[more]

Green economy 06.01.2016

The INDCs assessed in this Emissions Gap report signal a breakthrough in terms of international efforts to bend the curve of future emissions.[more]

Disasters 30.12.2015

The report demonstrates that natural hazards impact heavily on agriculture and hamper the eradication of hunger, poverty and the achievement of sustainable development.[more]

Social security 23.12.2015

Among those displaced by conflict or uprooted by disaster are tens of millions of women and adolescent girls. This report is a call to action to meet their needs and ensure their rights[more]

Climate change 16.12.2015

The report provides detailed insights into the consequences of policy inaction for the global economy.[more]

Gender 10.12.2015

While “gender lens investing” is not new, few efforts have been made to focus on the role gender and investment plays within the social enterprise sector, says report.[more]

Climate change 02.12.2015

OECD report presents trends and progress on climate change mitigation policies in the 34 OECD member countries, the European Union and 10 partner economies.[more]

Land 25.11.2015

Efforts to combat hunger, poverty, social conflict, deforestation and the impacts of climate change worldwide are undermined by lack of land ownership, says report.[more]

Food security 17.11.2015

The increasing control of businesses over food systems and resources, institutions, policy spaces and governance structures is putting human rights at great risk, says the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch report.[more]

Disasters 10.11.2015

Agriculture is one of the main sectors of the economy that could be severely affected by an El Niño event, warns FAO report.[more]

Youth 04.11.2015

The Africa Agriculture Status Report: Youth in Agriculture calls on all stakeholders working to transform African agriculture to recognise that Africa’s youth have the potential to end poverty and hunger on the continent if they...[more]

Food security 28.10.2015

The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 perceives that social protection programmes currently benefit 2.1 billion people in developing countries in multiple ways, including keeping 150 million people out of extreme poverty.[more]

Ecosystems 22.10.2015

The true value of ecosystems is frequently misrepresented in markets and economic decision-making, says a UNEP report. [more]

A new publication by policy watchdog Global Policy Forum examines private funding and corporate influence in the United Nations[more]

Agriculture 24.09.2015

There is relatively little information on how mixed crop-livestock systems may be affected by changes in climate and climate variability, says a new paper published by CGIAR scientists.[more]

Migration 12.08.2015

Migration holds a huge potential both for people’s countries of origin and for the countries of destination. Often, however, they are not made use of. In addition, migration is frequently forced and entails considerable dangers,...[more]


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Cracking the Nut '16: Regenerating Rural and Agricultural Development

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Rural Development Conference 2016

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World Water Week: "Water and Sustainable Growth"

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