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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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G20 Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Development have adopted the Matera Declaration, a commitment to build inclusive and resilient food chains and ensure adequate nutrition for all, in line with SDG 2 (Zero Hunger).

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Food security

Wars, climate change, and the coronavirus lead to bitter setbacks in the fight against hunger, according to Welthungerhilfe Annual Report.

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Transforming agri-food systems for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life is at the heart of FAO’s Strategic Framework 2022-2031. To this end, FAO is seeking to strengthen…

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The challenges of biodiversity loss, climate change and environmental degradation were at the centre of this year’s European Development Days (EDD).

 

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ICT

Urgent investments in digital infrastructure and mobile services in developing countries are needed to ensure rural families are not left behind.

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Forestry

Over the past seven years, nearly two thirds of tropical forest loss in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa was driven by commercial agriculture. A major share of this loss was caused by illegal forest clearing.

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Gender

Gender differences in African indigenous vegetables production are significant. Women are largely underrepresented in contract farming and 'crowded out' in seed production.

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Youth

Child labour is increasing for the first time in two decades. Even worse, the International Labour Organization and UNICEF warn that 9 million additional children are at risk as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Environment

Healthy ecosystems form the foundation for efforts to improve people’s livelihoods, counter climate change, and halt the collapse of biodiversity. The UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration aims to build a strong,…

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Environment

Participants from 186 countries joined a Global Landscapes Forum virtual event on restoring Africa’s drylands early in June. A wide range of topics were discussed in 47 sessions during the two-day meeting.

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