Energy

08.02.2017

The difficulty of finding cost-effective substitutes for traditional cooking fuels, and of fostering their adoption among communities whose citizens have limited incomes and have rarely if ever known anything else, poses a...more

Fisheries

02.02.2017

A report on the future of global fish supply entitled “Fishing for proteins – How marine fisheries impact on global food security up to 2050” has been published by WWF. The authors fear that because of limited fish resources,...more

In a recent research paper the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) focuses on Trade, Food Security and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. One ground-breaking commitment is to end hunger and...more

Disasters

18.01.2017

The impact of natural disasters on human well-being is far greater than previously thought, according to a report from the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery. Human and economic costs of...more

Biodiversity

11.01.2017

Reconciling conservation efforts with people’s needs is a major challenge that demands innovation and solutions tailored to local circumstances, notes IFAD.more

Forest conservation

04.01.2017

The growing local use of forest resources is seen as the main culprit for the decline. Moreover, villages are less likely to perceive resource declines when local communities own a significant share of forest area, perceives...more

Cocoa production

28.12.2016

A new study compiled for the French Fair Trade Platform suggests that fair trade ensuring that cocoa producers earn enough to cover their production costs and the basic needs of their families can improve the sustainability of...more

Trade

21.12.2016

An increased demand for processed food based on pulses offers opportunities of employment and entrepreneurship for women and youth, while the demand for pulses and residues as animal feed is also growing due to changing...more

The OECD and the UN FAO have developed guidance to help enterprises observe standards of responsible business conduct to ensure that their operations do not lead to adverse impacts and contribute to sustainable development.more

Desertification

07.12.2016

Recognition of the true value of ecosystem services, and of the opportunities they offer, will enable better planning and realization of the full economic potential of dryland ecosystems.more

Climate change

30.11.2016

The Global Climate Risk Index 2017 perceives that between 1996 and 2015, more than 528 000 people died worldwide as a direct result of almost 11 000 extreme weather events.more

Youth

23.11.2016

The combination of agriculture and entrepreneurship is the key to addressing the youth employment challenge. This is particularly true for Africa, perceives new report.more

Population

16.11.2016

Will the 10-year-olds of today be healthier, free of extreme poverty, and full and equal participants in their communities and nations 15 years from now? asks this UNFPA report.more

Food security

09.11.2016

This year’s edition of the Watch turns the spotlight on people-centered monitoring of the right to food and nutrition.more

Food security

02.11.2016

The pledge to eradicate hunger and poverty must go hand in hand with rapid transformations of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, says FAO a new report. more

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