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Food security

The international community must work together to increase efficiency in production and trade, improve transparency, accelerate innovation and joint planning, and invest in food systems transformation in order to counter…

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Agroecology

Agroecology provides multiple opportunities to improve agricultural systems in a sustainable manner. Participants of Tropentag 2022 discussed challenges on the way to a sustainable food system and presented successful…

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Agriculture

Legume-based rotations offer a critical pathway for enhancing global crop production, especially in cropping systems with low input and low diversity. Nevertheless, legume cultivation has declined globally in recent…

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A new initiative aims to enable successful execution of strategic agricultural interventions to transform African agriculture. It comes as worrying downward spiral trends of poverty and hunger erase years of steady…

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Forestry

Effective measures to halt deforestation must address underlying and indirect roles of agriculture.

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Food security

The FAO Food Price Index dropped again in August, but still remains nearly eight per cent above its value a year before. Especially wheat prices declined, reflecting improved production prospects in North America and the…

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Water

Today, water stress due to climatic hazards such as extreme droughts and floods is affecting many countries, limiting their access to clean drinking water. This year, World Water Week, which took place from the 23rd…

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Soils

From the 26th–29th July 2022, the Global Symposium on Soils for Nutrition – “Soils, where food begins” – was held in virtual mode. FAO’s Global Soil Partnership, the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils and the…

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Agribusiness

The Global Agribusiness Forum has been organised by Brazil’s agrifood industry since 2012 in order to highlight the latest challenges the sector is facing. This year’s event focused on the topics of food security,…

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Biodiversity

More effort is needed to preserve the rich diversity of nature, according to the latest version of the Red List of Threatened Species.

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Agriculture

Vanilla cultivation on fallow land provides opportunities for smallholder farmers and conservation.

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Climate change

Improving animal health can help cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but more granular approaches to measuring progress are needed if countries are to include animal health data in their national climate commitments.

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Forestry

There is a huge demand for timber, and it is steadily growing, especially for packaging, the construction industry, bioplastics and bioenergy. But already now, the demand for timber cannot be met sustainably according to…

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SDGs

Cascading crises are putting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in grave danger, along with humanity’s very survival.

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Climate change

The Petersberg Climate Dialogue focused on the preparation of the COP27 Climate Change Conference in Egypt. The participants discussed the national and international challenges that efforts to combat climate change face.

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