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Food systems

Nearly 300 commitments for a better future through food systems that work for people, planet and prosperity were made at the first UN Food Systems Summit.

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Rural development

A survey among small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan African countries is bringing their voices to the UN Food System Summit. They are sending a message of optimism and caution.

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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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An initiative has been started to promote sustainable food value-chains through green development of special agricultural products with unique qualities and special characteristics.

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Livestock

African swine fever is not only an economic threat and a threat for food security, it is also endangering wild pig populations. Stronger policies and strategies are needed to mitigate the impacts of ASF on wildlife,…

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Energy

Going ahead with plans to build dams in order to generate energy will disrupt the course of rivers and seriously damage ecosystems, say researchers. They caution against equating renewable energy with environmentally…

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Biodiversity

Landscapes with small fields are home to a considerable diversity of species. It is important to promote biodiversity-friendly landscapes– beyond organic farming, researchers say.

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Water

World Water Week 2021 sheds a light on the crucial role of water for reaching the climate targets and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Food security

The rising demand for food in the future will be a key driver of the increase required in food production and of the associated impacts on land-use change, biodiversity and climate change. It could push more people into…

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Health

An invasive weed could escalate the spread of malaria in East Africa. There is new evidence that it creates a favourable breeding ground for female mosquitoes, which transmit malaria.

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Climate change

Human actions still have the potential to determine the future course of climate, according to latest IPCC report. Carbon dioxide remains the main driver of climate change, even as other greenhouse gases and air…

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Forestry

A new online portal “TimberLex”, launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO in July, contributes to sustainable forest-management. The user-friendly nature of the portal allows easy access to national…

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Rural development

Human-wildlife conflict is as much a development and humanitarian issue as it is a conservation concern and needs more attention in order to achieve the SDGs, WWF and UNEP say.

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Environment

A new database provides data on vegetation from 114 countries and from all climate zones on Earth.

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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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