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Climate change

A new study measures the impact of climate change on global agricultural productivity growth over the last decades. The results suggest that climate and weather-related factors have already greatly affected agricultural…

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Fisheries

While aquaculture has become a key part of global food systems, its unregulated growth endangers the environment and breeds pests and diseases, an international science team warns.

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Digitisation

A new Data Sharing Toolkit could contribute to unlocking greater food security in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia through better access to information on soil health, agronomy and fertilisers.

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Forestry

Improving tenure in the Amazon basin can lower deforestation rates and biodiversity loss. Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean are the best guardians of their forests when compared to those…

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Food security

Groundwater is essential for Indian agriculture and rural livelihoods, but groundwater levels are declining. Simply providing canal irrigation as a substitute irrigation source will likely not be enough to maintain…

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Climate change

Making agriculture climate friendly by offsetting agricultural emissions could hardly be an option for low-income countries, researchers say. People who spend most of their income on food would be mostly affected by a…

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Food systems

Removing wild meat from food systems could create risks for nature and for human health. Expanding animal agriculture to replace wild meat could increase biodiversity loss, according to experts.

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Climate change

Climate plantations can contribute to achieving the Paris climate goals. Carbon dioxide is captured in biomass plantations and subsequently stored in the soil (Carbon Capture and Storage – CCS). However, bioenergy from…

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Development policy

Africa is not on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030. African leaders discussed the transformative actions and investments required for Africa to build forward better from the COVID-19 crisis.

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Food security

Schools had closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, depriving millions of children of their only nutritious meal of the day.

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Women

Globally, women are still highly underrepresented in countries’ parliaments, UN Women states on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Moreover, inequality between women and men is expected to rise due to ongoing…

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Climate change

The scale of the climate plantations mentioned in every second scientific scenario to achieve the Paris Agreement is unrealistic and misleading, researchers warn.

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Environment

Extensive aquaculture areas along coasts are very common in Southeast Asia. Their wastewater secretes nitrogen into the coastal sea, disturbing the species balance in these ecosystems.

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Health

New COVID variants have been detected In several African countries, and in all these countries, the pandemic is spreading faster in the second wave than in the first one. Now, Africa is getting ready to roll out COVID-19…

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A coalition of private and public actors from all parts of the agricultural value chain have committed to the protection of biodiversity and the development of sustainable agricultural sectors.

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