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

World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends

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

Land use

24.02.2016

This publication seeks to facilitate and advance thinking on how to achieve sustainable landscapes, especially in the context of increasing demands for food, fibre and fuel that may alter landscapes substantially in coming...more

Development policy

17.02.2016

Human progress will accelerate when everyone who wants to work has the opportunity to do so under decent circumstances, noets the Human development report (HDR) 2015.more

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

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