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Health

Deaths are lower in the fourth COVID-19 wave on the African continent than in the previous waves and hospitalisations have remained low, according to WHO.

 

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Climate change

Through the resettlement of seagrass meadows on the coasts, large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere are to be removed in the future to combat climate change. But the fight against climate change by…

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Forestry

Tropical forests are vanishing at an alarming rate as a result of deforestation, but natural forest restoration can have significant beneficial impacts on climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation over the…

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Gender

Energy transition, especially access to modern cooking fuels, can speed up the demographic transition in poorer countries and improve women’s lives.

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ICT

During the first year of the COVID 19 pandemic, the number of Internet users rose globally by more than ten per cent. This is the largest annual increase in a decade. Nevertheless, billions of people are offline, most of…

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Food security

Legislation on corporate accountability is gaining momentum Europe-wide. But are laws sufficient to ensure the Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) of companies? And will producers in the Global South eventually benefit?

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Nutrition

Malnutrition rates are on the rise due to the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic. The Nutrition for Growth Summit focused on improving nutrition outcomes through universal health coverage, food systems transformation,…

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Youth

As a global preparation for the V Global Conference on Child Labour, to be held in South Africa in 2022, the United Nations has declared 2021 the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. In late November,…

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Environment

The scale of the economic benefits generated by the Green Wall initiative depends on several factors. Reforestation is the most profitable measure, but only in the long term, while converting degraded land into farmland…

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Food security

A CABI webinar brought together high-level panellists from Asia, Africa and Europe in November to look at ways of maintaining food security in times of global shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Food security

Farmers and herders in Afghanistan are likely to face a second consecutive year of drought in 2022, creating a very real risk of famine unless large-scale support to protect livelihoods arrives very soon.

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Fisheries

Small-scale artisanal fishers, fish farmers and fish workers can contribute to human well-being, healthy agri-food systems and poverty eradication through the responsible and sustainable use of fisheries and aquaculture…

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Climate change

The significance of aquatic food systems for human nutrition and health was well as for climate change mitigation was emphasised at several side events of COP 26.

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Trade

Increasing the forest area in the Global North cannot compensate for the deforestation carried out to obtain agricultural land, and agricultural trade is causing dramatic biodiversity losses. This applies, for example,…

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Trade

The increasing global food-import bill is driven by higher price levels of internationally traded food commodities and a threefold increase in freight costs. FAO warns that rising food and fuel prices can have a highly…

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