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Plant protection

Pesticides which are banned in the EU are still being exported to countries outside the EU, and often there is a lack of adequate information and transparency. A new EU study provides an overview of the situation.

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Agribusiness

Representatives from German and African agribusiness, consultancy and politics discussed further progress in the African agrifood sector at the German-African Agribusiness Forum.

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Livestock

About 300 million families rely on small ruminants as a source of food and income. The small ruminant plague Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) threatens their livelihoods and causes economic losses up to USD 2.1 billion…

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Youth

The International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour 2021 aims to encourage legislative and practical actions to eradicate child labour worldwide.

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Climate change

A wide range of politicians, international organisations and civil society representatives discussed future steps in coping with climate change at the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, organised by the Dutch Government as…

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Agricultural ministers from more than 70 countries committed to stabilise supply chains, combat zoonoses and fight climate change while fostering innovations and technology transfer.

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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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