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Soils

The soil’s potential to store carbon dioxide has not received enough attention over the last years, researchers say while formulating a strategy against the greenhouse effect. The strategy addresses two goals at the same…

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To make the Green Deal successful, it is necessary to specify foreign trade goals, researchers say. Otherwise, the EU may outsource environmental damage by high imports of agricultural products, they warn.

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Food security

The newly launched Food Coalition aims to build a global alliance with a network of national governments, international organisations, thought leaders, civil societies and the private sector working together for a…

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Health

We need a transformative change in the global approach to deal with infectious diseases, experts say. Otherwise, future pandemics will spread more rapidly, do more damage to the world economy and kill more people than…

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Food security

Acute food insecurity levels are reaching new highs globally, 16 countries are at high risk of rising levels of acute hunger. Four areas are particularly vulnerable.

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Environment

War over sand? Hardly conceivable, given the abundance of sand all over our planet. This may be true, but unfortunately, desert sand is not suitable for construction purposes, rendering it economically useless. And the…

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Environment

Although global emissions decreased significantly due to the restrictions enforced during the first wave of Corona, the impact on CO2 concentration in the atmosphere is small. Structural and transformational changes in…

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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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