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Health

While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic reminds the global community of the importance of an holistic approach to ensure the health of people, livestock and the environment, ILRI launched its One Health Centre in Africa.

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Biodiversity

With countries across the world still in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts attending a Global Land-scapes Forum digital conference discussed the role of biodiversity in the context of diseases passed on from…

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Food security

This year’s World Food Day Colloquium (WFDC) addressed the challenges and opportunities in our agricultural and food systems, answering questions on how different crises affect food security, how they evolve the industry…

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Poverty reduction

The pandemic and global recession may cause over 1.4 per cent of the world’s population to fall into extreme poverty, according to the World Bank.

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Food security

The world is not on track to achieve the second Sustainable Development Goal – Zero Hunger. At the current pace, approximately 37 countries will fail even to reach low levels of hunger by 2030. This is demonstrated by…

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Food security

In advance of the World Food Day, two new studies offer suggestions for achieving SDG2 – a world without hunger. They were presented at an event organised by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and…

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Health

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade, especially in the poorest countries, a new World Bank Group analysis finds. Investments in human capital – the knowledge,…

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Forestry

Tree planting and its role in maintaining and restoring ecosystems was looked at in a CIFOR Digital Forum held last October. The event was attended by representatives from a wide range of areas including business,…

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Biodiversity

The United Nations Summit on Biodiversity aimed to build political momentum for the Convention on Biodiversity’s Conference of the Parties (COP15), in Kunming, China in 2021, where world leaders will agree to an…

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Disasters

People in Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan have been hit by heavy rainfalls over recent weeks. Farmland and pastures have been destroyed by the floods. The government of Sudan has declared a three-month state of…

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Tourism

27 September is World Tourism Day: Tourism empowers rural communities, providing jobs and opportunity, most notably for women and youth.

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The new online tool Earth Map allows anyone, anywhere to access multidimensional maps and statistics showing key climate and environmental trends wherever they are, even with basic internet access.

 

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Disasters

141 countries are exposed to at least one ecological threat by 2050. Ecological threats during the next decades may lead to a dramatic increase of food insecurity and mass population displacement, experts warn.

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Forestry

Despite raising alarms about increased carbon emissions due to mangrove deforestation, there has been a low net loss of mangrove carbon stocks globally during the last years, pointing to success in conservation and…

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Rural development

NGOs warn, that up to 300 million people could be affected by the new UN target to place 30 per cent of the Earth’s surface under conservation status by 2030, on which the Conference of Parties to the Convention on…

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