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African countries met to discuss the transformation of agrifood systems as the continent's aim of ending hunger by 2025 faces an unprecedented confluence of obstacles. They affirmed the centrality of women and young…

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Energy

Expansion of renewables are a main driver on the pathway to China’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. The country plans to build huge solar and wind power capacities in the Gobi desert.

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Food security

World food prices are continuing to soar; even though they had already reached a provisional all-time high in February 2022, FAO reported a new peak for March.

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Tourism

UNWTO Members States are invited once again to present candidacies for Best Tourism Villages through their National Tourism Administrations (NTAs). Applications will be open until 28 June 2022.

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Food security

Cereal production in some parts of the Sahel has dropped dramatically, while food prices have increased and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict is likely to cause a significant drop in wheat availability for six West…

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Biodiversity

Experts highlight ten key areas of biodiversity, each of which, in turn, is inextricably linked to all the others. The “10 Must-Knows” on biodiversity range from climate stress for forests to the corona virus that has…

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Water

Water for rural development was one of four key issues at the World Water Forum. The participants committed to a « blue deal » for water security and sanitation for peace and development.

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Rangelands and pastoralists play an important role in creating a sustainable environment, economic growth and resilient livelihoods for communities across the world. They have great potential to deliver on the SDGs.

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Climate change

The Amazon rainforest is one of the potential tipping elements in the Earth’s climate system, and its ability to recover from perturbation has been decreasing for at least two decades, say researchers.

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Food crisis

Russia and Ukraine are among the most important producers of agricultural commodities in the world. Trade disruptions caused by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine Conflict could lead to food crises in several countries.

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Food security

Led by vegetable oils and dairy products, the FAO Food Price Index rises to a new record high. Early forecasts point to strong prospects for maize and wheat in the year ahead.

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Environment

A new study shows the economic costs of invasive species and how they relate to corresponding management measures. It concludes that precautionary measures could save a trillion euro worldwide.

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Women

Disasters affect all genders differently, though women suffering most. Moreover, billions of women don’t have the same economic rights as men.

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Nutrition

The number of hungry people has been rising over the last years, and the world is far off-track in achieving SDG 2 “Zero Hunger”. The African Union has now declared the Year of Nutrition for Africa in order to fight…

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Development policy

Leaders of the EU and AU agreed to a renewed Partnership for solidarity, security, peace and sustainable and sustained economic development and prosperity.

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