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Food security

How can food systems emerge strengthened from the COVID-19 pandemic and become more climate-resilient? And how can the agricultural sector contribute to preventing further pandemics? These are issues being addressed at…

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Climate change

Preventing deforestation and promoting restoration would more likely enable us to achieve the 2-degree target, and could reduce costs immensely.

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Biodiversity

There is a strong relationship between Climate Change and biodiversity loss. Experts suggest flexible approaches to conservation would allow dynamic responses to the effects of climate change on habitats and species.

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Fruits and vegetables are the basis of a healthy diet, each adult should consume at least 400 grams of them on a daily basis to prevent chronic diseases.

 

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Forestry

Mangrove experts of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) warn against mass planting because important ecological prerequisites are not considered. They have presented their concerns in their Position…

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Disasters

The Desert Locust upsurge continues to threaten food security in the Horn of Africa and Yemen despite intense efforts to control the pest. Further investment is needed to protect rural livelihoods, FAO says.

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Health

It is urgently necessary to eliminate the use of highly hazardous pesticides, as demonstrated by the rise of global pesticide poisonings up from 25 million in 1990 to 385 million today.

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Farmers across India are continuing their protests against a set of new laws which they fear will threaten their livelihoods. Central government insists that the laws are there to boost farming and will not affect the…

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SDGs

The 2020 Atlas of the Sustainable Development Goals allows users to explore the SDGs through interactive storytelling and innovative data visualisation.

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Soils

The soil’s potential to store carbon dioxide has not received enough attention over the last years, researchers say while formulating a strategy against the greenhouse effect. The strategy addresses two goals at the same…

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To make the Green Deal successful, it is necessary to specify foreign trade goals, researchers say. Otherwise, the EU may outsource environmental damage by high imports of agricultural products, they warn.

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Food security

The newly launched Food Coalition aims to build a global alliance with a network of national governments, international organisations, thought leaders, civil societies and the private sector working together for a…

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Health

We need a transformative change in the global approach to deal with infectious diseases, experts say. Otherwise, future pandemics will spread more rapidly, do more damage to the world economy and kill more people than…

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Food security

Acute food insecurity levels are reaching new highs globally, 16 countries are at high risk of rising levels of acute hunger. Four areas are particularly vulnerable.

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Environment

War over sand? Hardly conceivable, given the abundance of sand all over our planet. This may be true, but unfortunately, desert sand is not suitable for construction purposes, rendering it economically useless. And the…

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