Trade

More than two million farmers and workers were organised in Fairtrade-certified producer organisations in 2022. They invested their Premium in improving production and farming practice, direct cash payments to top up…

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Food security

Participants on the Policies against Hunger Conference agreed on peace as a precondition to eradicate hunger. They stressed the need to transform food systems and to develop more inclusive approaches, and they discussed…

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Tourism

UN Tourism has unveiled a pioneering digital self-assessment tool designed to progress tourism development in rural areas which is available for all rural destinations in UN Tourism Member States.

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Forestry

Large, threatened mammals such as great apes and forest elephants and other wildlife are better conserved in FSC-certified forests compared to non-certified ones.

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Water

The International Water Management Institute’s (IWMI) Digital Innovations for a Water Secure Africa (DIWASA) project is set to enter its second phase. The new grant will enable expanded scope and collaboration and make…

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Soils

Years of excessive use have resulted in severe depletion of Africa’s soils, reducing their capacity to produce optimal crop yields. At the Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Summit African leaders demonstrated their…

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Energy

A World Bank Group/African Development Bank initiative could halve the number of people in Africa living without electricity access.

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Women

By shining a spotlight on women’s role in farming across the world, the International Year of the Woman Farmer will also raise awareness of constraints women face in areas including property rights and land tenure,…

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Livestock

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global threat to humans, animals, plants and the environment. A new initiative aims to reduce the need for antimicrobials and limit the emergence of resistant pathogens.

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Finance

Following the agreement on an evolution of the World Bank last year (“better bank”), additional funds were organised (“bigger bank”). These will provide dedicated incentives for projects that not only benefit individual…

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