News

Plant breeding

Rising global temperatures are one of the main factors in declining yields. The agricultural sector must adapt to climate change in order to secure food in future. The use of modified varieties can make a major…

more

Climate change

A new study takes a look at the climatic conditions where food is grown today and how climate change will affect these areas in coming decades. If greenhouse gases continue growing at current rates, large regions are at…

more

One Health

International organisations have launched a new One Health High-Level Expert Panel to improve understanding of how diseases with the potential to trigger pandemics, emerge and spread.

more

Development policy

The need for humanitarian aid and development cooperation will continue to rise in coming years, according to terre des hommes and Welthungerhilfe. Special attention must focus on the people in the poorest countries.

more

Agriculture

The majority of farms worldwide are small farms. New FAO research sheds a light on these farms and their contribution to world food supply.

more

Biodiversity

Losing an abundant and diverse fauna weakens fundamental pillars of sustainable global development. Researchers urge for more attention to defaunation in interdisciplinary research, forest policy and conservation.

more

At the High Level Dialogue on Feeding Africa 2021 the participants addressed rising hunger on the continent and shored up adequate financing to transform and modernise Africa’s food production.

more

Value chains

In recent decades, a growing number of voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) have been established to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. But to what extent do certification schemes help build farmers’…

more

Climate change

Researchers looking at the specific effects climate change has on Ethiopia have found that areas suitable for producing high quality specialty coffee are likely to shrink. This could have dramatic impacts for farmers…

more

Organic farming

Organic farming and gene editing could complement each other very well and contribute to more local and global sustainability, according to a new study that takes a look at Europe’s Farm to Fork Strategy and its…

more

Food security

The world has been facing rising food prices for months. In West and Central Africa extreme upsurges in food prices, partly caused by measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, are leading to food insecurity and…

more

Climate change

Floods, which are influenced by climate change, are a major driver of displacement. A new study helps to understand how the risks are changing and evaluates future displacement risks due to flooding from rivers…

more

Climate change

A new study measures the impact of climate change on global agricultural productivity growth over the last decades. The results suggest that climate and weather-related factors have already greatly affected agricultural…

more

Fisheries

While aquaculture has become a key part of global food systems, its unregulated growth endangers the environment and breeds pests and diseases, an international science team warns.

more

Two young man in a field with a laptop in their hands.
Digitisation

A new Data Sharing Toolkit could contribute to unlocking greater food security in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia through better access to information on soil health, agronomy and fertilisers.

more

Cookie settings