Food security


A new publication takes a look at the role that food price volatility plays in the context of food and nutrition security and discusses relevant action. more



Improving conditions for people and businesses in African cities by aggressively investing in infrastructure and reforming land markets is the key to accelerating economic growth, adding jobs, and improving city competitiveness,...more



Boosting agribusinesses requires public policies and regulations that foster growth in the agriculture and food sectors, improve the functioning of markets, and enable agribusinesses and food entrepreneurs to better meet the...more

Coastal protection


This report finds the Western Indian Ocean assets regions are valued in billions, but foreshadows significant challenges for the region’s ocean-based economies and food supplies in the absence of stronger conservation actions.more



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



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



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



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


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


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



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



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


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

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