MDGs

By 2015 all the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) were to be achieved. The United Nations have now published the final MDG report. Despite progress in many areas - a lot remains to be done.

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Migration

Europe is currently struggling with flows of refugees and seeks to cope with the crisis by eliminating its cause in the countries the refugees come from. While this does make sense, it is not enough, says the German…

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Water

Five years after recognising water and basic sanitation as a human right, this right still remains beyond the reach of millions of people the world over. According to the latest UNICEF and WHO estimates, 663 million…

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Climate change

In July, the Council of Ministers of the West African WASCAL countries met in Berlin. It was agreed that the member states will finance and operate WASCAL themselves in the future. The initiative is supported by the…

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The member states of the United Nations have reached agreement on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are to be implemented by 2030. The Goals, which include the eradication of hunger and poverty, are to be…

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Finance

Investing in food and nutrition security was the subject of KfW Development Bank's first Development Finance Forum. The Forum focused on the multiple dimensions of food and nutrition security and new approaches of…

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Climate change

A new toolkit to measure climate change vulnerability in rural communities was released by Bioversity International and the Institute of Development Studies in June 2015.

 

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Finance

At the “Third International Conference on Financing for Development” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, world leaders discussed ways to finance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, which are to be adopted…

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Food security

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides an open data web portal on food and nutrition security in Sub-Saharan Africa. The site is meant to be a hub for researchers, stakeholders, the private…

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Climate change

With higher temperatures bananas could be grown in more areas. This means that banana production is not threatened, but there are other considerations to take into account, for example the spread of diseases.

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Agriculture

At the General Assembly of the World Farmers Organisation, its newly re-elected President Evelyn Nguleka called on farmers from all over the world to take up the challenge of also feeding the growing population in 2030.

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Family Farming

In recognition of the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, FAO launches a new digital platform that aims to become a "one-stop shop" for information, data and legislation on…

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Humanitarian crises are also playing an increasingly important role in the activities of Welthungerhilfe. Presenting the 2014 Annual Report, the organisation’s President, Bärbel Dieckmann, called for greater political…

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Food security

A Spanish-language web portal that focuses on food and nutrition security in Central America has been launched by IFPRI. The platform aims to be an information pool as well as a centre of dialogue.

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Finance

With the launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a further financial resource is going to be created for infrastructure projects in rural regions on the 29th June. While the new institution is…

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