Covid-19 Dossier

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ICT

Misinformation about COVID-19 is a global problem. Now a project by Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is using basic mobile phones to provide reliable information.

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Environment

The IUCN Congress has urged governments to implement a nature-based recovery from the pandemic, investing at least ten per cent of global recovery funds in nature, and has adopted a series of resolutions and commitments…

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Developing countries need to address the surge in discontent from before the COVID-19 pandemic if they are to build back better afterwards, this report says.

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Food security

There was a dramatic worsening of world hunger in 2020 - much of it likely related to the fallout of COVID-19, this report explains. It will take a tremendous effort for the world to honour its pledge to end hunger by…

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Food security

Pandemic job losses and high food prices push food out of reach for millions, WFP warns. In 2021, WFP is undertaking the biggest operation in its history, targeting 139 million people worldwide.

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Value chains

In recent decades, a growing number of voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) have been established to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. But to what extent do certification schemes help build farmers’…

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Agroecology

In a recent publication, the FAO looks at the potential of agroecology to make food systems in Asia and the Pacific more sustainable and fit for a post-COVID future.

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Food security

The world has been facing rising food prices for months. In West and Central Africa extreme upsurges in food prices, partly caused by measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, are leading to food insecurity and…

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Food systems

Heavy shocks like COVID-19 that disrupt food, health and economic systems are likely to increase over the next decades. Thus, these systems need to become more resilient to cope with further shocks. This year’s Global…

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Food systems

Removing wild meat from food systems could create risks for nature and for human health. Expanding animal agriculture to replace wild meat could increase biodiversity loss, according to experts.

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