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’ resilience during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?

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Tree plantations are supposed to help compensate the loss of pristine forest habitats. However, their contribution to biodiversity conservation is limited. For example, plantations host a significantly lower number of…

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Using an innovative approach, the Pan African Bean Research Alliance PABRA is combatting malnutrition in Burundi and at the same time improving food security, boosting the private sector and empowering women. Swiss…

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In Ethiopia, agriculture is the backbone of the economy. However, even for African standards the yields are low. Driven by his passion for digital farming, a young start-up entrepreneur hopes to revolutionise the…

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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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