Climate change

19.07.2018

A software tool developed by India’s National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) is helping balance the diets of 2.4 million heads of Indian cattle, leading to increased milk output and reduced methane emissions, an international...more

Conflict

16.07.2018

At an international conference organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Berlin/Germany, experts from governments, the UN, civil...more

Development policy

12.07.2018

The most sustainable way to achieve the climate targets along with the Sustainable Development Goals might be a policy combination. CO2 pricing policies in combination with lifestyle changes are most effective, according to...more

Plant protection

05.07.2018

Fall Armyworm is still spreading, having infected millions of hectares of maize by now and threatening the food security of more than 300 million people. A new mobile App, called Nuru, aims to support farmers in the fight again...more

Biodiversity

02.07.2018

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations hosted the first Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Biodiversity Mainstreaming across Agricultural Sectors. Stakeholders discussed concrete areas of joint action for the...more

Rural development

28.06.2018

The number of child labourers in agriculture world-wide has increased by more than ten per cent since 2012, driven in part by violent conflicts and disasters, according to FAO. more

Gender

26.06.2018

The twelfth edition of the European Development Days aimed to bring together the European Union's commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.more

Oceans

21.06.2018

The seabed contains precious metals. The battle over their extraction has long started. But nobody knows exactly what the consequences of deep sea mining are going to look like for the marine ecosystem. Civil society...more

Soils

18.06.2018

The programme Afrisoils aims to support African countries in implementing sustainable soil management, leading to agricultural growth, improved food security and better adaptation to climate change.more

Finance

14.06.2018

Foreign direct investment has fallen by more than 20 per cent compared to last year. For the developing countries, it represents one of the largest sources of income, with much of the money flowing into food industry and the...more

Development policy

12.06.2018

In November 2017, at their joint session, the European Union and the African Union decided to set up a Task Force Rural Africa (TFRA). This January, applications were already invited for an eleven-member task force that was...more

Hunger crisis

07.06.2018

FAO, UNICEF and the World Food Programme have issued a joint position paper providing an overview of the food security, malnutrition and livelihood situation in the Sahel region in West Africa. They are calling for early action...more

India

04.06.2018

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has started a project to transit 6 million farms to 100 per cent chemical-free agriculture by 2024. This large-scale Zero Budget Natural Farming could serve as an inspiration for agricultural...more

Biodiversity

29.05.2018

The world’s protected areas are being rapidly destroyed by humanity, researches warn. Yet such areas are extremely important in halting threats to biodiversity loss.more

Ebola

26.05.2018

The implementing of a ring vaccination is to check the outbreak of Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The outbreak was officially declared on the 8th May 2018. So far, three health zones in the north western...more

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