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Food safety

A new toolbox provides information on food safety for food producers. The aim is to support small food business operators and producers in low- and middle-income countries.

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Food security

The ongoing war has damaged Ukraine’s agriculture and food production, disrupted supply chains and exports, increased production costs and caused widespread mine contamination. A new programme aims to help smallholder…

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The G20 Agriculture Ministers have discussed strengthening climate and biodiversity protection, avoiding food losses, promoting consumption with a wide range of food varieties and boosting the One Health approach.

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For the thirtieth time, Welthungerhilfe and terre des hommes Germany have published the report “Zur Wirklichkeit der deutschen Entwicklungspolitik” (the true state of German development cooperation), in which they demand…

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Climate change

This year’s Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB58) was designed to prepare decisions for adoption at COP28 in the United Arab Emirates in December. After the conference, observers voiced their disappointment at its…

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Agriculture

A web-based platform predicts African crop yields. The aim is to close Africa’s agricultural data gap and support effective decision-making and crisis planning.

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Markets

The latest FAO figures show significant drops in international quotations for wheat, maize, vegetable oils and cheese, while prices of rice, sugar and meat are rising.

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Biodiversity

Wildlife trade is a major threat to species survival, and the majority is legal. A more precautionary approach is recommended to prevent further loss of global biodiversity by commercial wildlife trade.

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Biodiversity

Protecting our ecosystems requires more than the enlargement of protected areas. With the right incentives, farmed landscapes could be managed in a way that enhances the numerous benefits nature offers to society and…

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Food security

Water and food security are closely linked. WFP and UNEP agree to work together to improve food, water and environmental security in vulnerable communities.

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Climate change

Small-scale farmers cause far fewer emissions than large-scale and industrial farming, but they can still help mitigate climate change.

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Plant protection

Fungal infections of crops are threatening global food security, experts warn. Yield losses because of fungal infections are huge, and the situation is likely to get worse. A more unified approach is required to protect…

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Agriculture

Mechanical weeding and reduced fertiliser use helps ecosystems and boosts profits in industrial oil palm compared with conventional management, a new study shows.

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Rural development

The most vulnerable economic communities on Earth live alongside carnivores and pay the highest price for human-wildlife conflict. A new paper calls for mechanisms to be developed for rich countries to make payments to…

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Rural development

Hundreds of people in India are protesting against being relocated from protected areas for conservation, including tiger reserves. New concepts are needed to reconcile species conservation with the needs of Indigenous…

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