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]



The role of forests in food security is often overlooked, but it is essential. However, to measure the socioeconomic benefits from forests, data collection must focus on people, and not on only trees, notes a recently pubished...[more]



IFPRI’s recently published book perceives that the work of agricultural researchers and development workers in Africa has the potential to significantly improve the lives of the poor. But that potential can only be realised with...[more]



With timely, individually targeted technical and financial support, small farms in remote areas can become viable small businesses, and key contributors to their countries' food security and long-term development, argues a new...[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]



The report takes an analytical perspective at Africa’s recent economic performance and provides medium- to long-term growth projections, while highlighting how Africa’s engagement in global trade can boost the continent’s...[more]

Social security


Social safety nets are an important ingredient for building and strengthening social contracts between states and their citizens. However, in terms of global social safety net coverage, countries at lower levels of income face...[more]

Development policy


By boosting agriculture, which affects two thirds of the continent's population, Africa can not only reduce poverty and inequality but also has the potential to feed itself. However, in the absence of a flourishing agricultural...[more]



Multinational trading companies have historically played a major role in the international banana trade, exerting substantial market power in particular on the purchasing side. The scope of their operations and their influence on...[more]


17-19 September 2014 - Czech University of Life Sciences Prague , Prague, Czech Republic

Tropentag 2014

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18-19 September 2014 - TU Dortmund University, Germany

“Multilocality in the Global South and North: Factors, features and policy implications”

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23-25 September 2014 - Savoy Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

5th GFRAS Annual Meeting 2014 Argentina RAS policies – evidence and practice

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24-25 September 2014 - Terneuzen, The Netherlands

3rd International Seaweed Conference 

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7-10 October 2014 - Humidtropics, Conference Center of IITA in Ibadan, Nigeria

Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture - Humidtropics Integrated Systems Conference

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8-9 October 2014 - Ambhara Hotel,Jakarta, Indonesia

2nd Annual-AIDF Food Security Summit: Asia 2014 

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16 October 2014 - Schloss Hohenheim, Stuttgart

World Food Day Colloquium 2014 : Family Farming – a solution for food and nutrition security?

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22-23 October 2014 - Beijing,  China

2nd China International Precision Agriculture and High-efficiency Utilization Summit (PAS 2014) 

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27 October - 1 November 2014 - Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Bangkok, Thailand

4th International Rice Congress (IRC2014) 

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15-23 November 2014 - North-South Centre - European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity, Lissabon, Portugal

Global Education Week 2014 Ernährungssicherheit -Lebensmittelverschwendung 

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19-21 November 2014 - Rome

Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)

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7 December 2014-International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Lima, Peru

Food and Nutrition Security, Agriculture and Climate Change 

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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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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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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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