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Intensive cooperation is to result in an improved framework for sustainable, resilient and climate-friendly agriculture sector in the countries of Africa.

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Food systems

At the 15th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), representatives from politics and business, science and civil society discussed viable strategies to achieve food security against the background of multiple…

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At the Berlin Conference of Agriculture Ministers, participants committed to the sustainable transformation of food systems. They want to make food systems more resilient and climate-friendly while preserving…

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Food security

Acute malnutrition threatens the lives of millions of children. UN agencies call for a coordinated response to meet the needs of this growing food crisis before it’s too late.

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Environment

It is possible to reduce nitrogen pollution, and the costs for this are relatively low. One important obstacle to implementing abatement measures is that the benefits of reducing nitrogen pollution are not seen by the…

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Water

Billions of people are facing inadequate access to water. A new initiative aims to decrease water losses world-wide and improve water supply.

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Biodiversity

Nations adopted four goals and 23 targets for 2030 to foster biodiversity conservation and counter acceleration in the global rate of species extinction at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15).

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Biodiversity

Never has there been a more urgent need to revive damaged ecosystems than now. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet and its people. At COP15, ten initiatives have been declared World Restoration…

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Land grabbing

Leading NGOs including Survival International and Amnesty International have released a joint statement in the run-up to December’s COP15 on biodiversity, denouncing the planned target of protecting 30 per cent of Earth…

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Biodiversity

To support decision-makers in taking action to strengthen biodiversity, experts have published 10 Must Dos from Biodiversity Science. The recommendations range from protecting areas and restoring ecosystems to expanding…

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Biodiversity

Protected areas are one of the most effective tools for safeguarding biodiversity, but most Asian countries failed to achieve a global minimum target of protecting at least 17 per cent of land by 2020.

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Agriculture

Better understanding of cropland nutrient budgets is important on the way towards more sustainable agriculture. The Cropland Nutrient Budget data tool supports decision makers to exploring the best fertiliser amount.

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Nutrition

Child wasting is a major health problem with life-long consequences, not just in terms of well-being but also human capital, economic development, prosperity and social equity. With a new action plan, FAO wants to scale…

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Fisheries

Global action to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has stepped up as more and more countries commit to FAO’s Agreement on Port State Measures.

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Climate change

At COP27, leaders agreed on a fund for loss and damage to support the most vulnerable countries. However, many issues remained unresolved.

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