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Ocean

Oceans play an important role in climate, environmental and social balances but these ecosystems are threatened by pollution and overfishing. World leaders tried to find solutions to protect our oceans at the One Ocean…

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Forestry

Global leaders committed at COP26 to halt and reverse forest loss. But still the majority of influential companies and financial institutions are doing little or nothing to tackle deforestation, latest data show.

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Measuring impact

The Rural Multidimensional Poverty Index can help as a guiding tool for policy makers, and as a monitoring tool for projects and programmes that seek to tackle rural poverty by providing more specific data on people’s…

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ICT

The Agroforestry App Odisha provides comprehensive easy-access information on crops, trees, nurseries and suitable packages of practices.

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Ninety per cent of food production depends on the soil. However, soils are increasingly coming under pressure. Ministers of agriculture have agreed on measures to strengthen sustainable use and management of soils.

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Nutrition

As millets have a naturally high nutrient content, they can significantly contribute to overcoming malnutrition.

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Agribusiness

What are the factors making agricultural investments in Africa a success ? And how can smallholder farmers benefit from investments so that they can earn a living income in the long run? These questions were addressed at…

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Health

Deaths are lower in the fourth COVID-19 wave on the African continent than in the previous waves and hospitalisations have remained low, according to WHO.

 

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Climate change

Through the resettlement of seagrass meadows on the coasts, large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere are to be removed in the future to combat climate change. But the fight against climate change by…

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Forestry

Tropical forests are vanishing at an alarming rate as a result of deforestation, but natural forest restoration can have significant beneficial impacts on climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation over the…

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Gender

Energy transition, especially access to modern cooking fuels, can speed up the demographic transition in poorer countries and improve women’s lives.

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ICT

During the first year of the COVID 19 pandemic, the number of Internet users rose globally by more than ten per cent. This is the largest annual increase in a decade. Nevertheless, billions of people are offline, most of…

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Food security

Legislation on corporate accountability is gaining momentum Europe-wide. But are laws sufficient to ensure the Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) of companies? And will producers in the Global South eventually benefit?

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Nutrition

Malnutrition rates are on the rise due to the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic. The Nutrition for Growth Summit focused on improving nutrition outcomes through universal health coverage, food systems transformation,…

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Youth

As a global preparation for the V Global Conference on Child Labour, to be held in South Africa in 2022, the United Nations has declared 2021 the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. In late November,…

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