Food safety

12.11.2018

Unsafe food and foodborne diseases create high costs in low- and middle-income countries. According to experts from the World Bank, better managing the safety of food would significantly contribute to achieving multiple...more

With the Compact with Africa, the G20 countries have introduced a new concept for African economic development that is meant to strengthen self-responsibility and involve private capital. So far, however, only Germany has been...more

Food security

05.11.2018

The initiative Ceres2030 launched by Cornell University, IISD and IFPRI aims to critically evaluate benefits, costs and trade-offs of agricultural interventions in order to achieve a global consensus on what it will cost to end...more

Forestry

01.11.2018

Policy-makers from Brazil, Uruguay and Indonesia discussed the role of forests in the global bioeconomy at a meeting in Bonn, Germany.more

Natural resources

29.10.2018

The world’s consumption of raw materials is set to nearly double by 2060 as the global economy expands and living standards rise, placing twice the pressure on the environment that we are seeing today, according to a new OECD...more

Cooperatives

26.10.2018

What is the role of co-operatives in developing countries, especially today? And how can they contribute to achieving global food security? These were the two central issues that this year’s World Food Day Colloquium discussed at...more

Food security

24.10.2018

People living in conflict-affected countries have to pay intensely disproportionate high prices for food. WFP’s Counting the Beans index shows the food prices in relation to income in many parts of the world. more

Ocean

18.10.2018

Billions of people depend on oceans for their livelihoods but the pollution of the world`s oceans is getting worse. A new initiative will provide financing for projects aiming to reduce marine litter.more

Food security

16.10.2018

In 2015, the world’s countries committed to achieving zero hunger by 2030. But we will not be on track to meet that goal – if combating hunger isn’t stepped up soon. And – conflict remains a major factor for hunger and...more

Wetlands

11.10.2018

Wetlands, which are critical to human and planet life, are disappearing very fast: over 35 per cent of wetlands have been lost since 1970. Many species living in wetlands are declining or threatened with extinction.more

The Famine Action Mechanism (FAM) is a new partnership between international organisations and leading global technology firms, which aims to tackle the root causes of hunger in order to prevent future famines.more

Rural development

04.10.2018

After five years of negotiation, the majority of the members of the United Nations Human Rights Council have voted in favour of the Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.more

Poverty reduction

01.10.2018

Global poverty rates are still declining, but progress in reducing extreme poverty is slowing down. Rates remain high in low-income countries. Especially people living in rural areas in Sub-Saharan Africa suffer from poverty and...more

Food security

27.09.2018

To meet the SDGs, it is necessary to make profound changes in our food systems, according to the Milano Group, an international group of experts. Moreover, current global food production is sufficient to meet human nutritional...more

Agriculture

25.09.2018

The 20th Tropentag took place at the University of Ghent in Belgium in mid- September. The Tropentag is an annual interdisciplinary conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and...more

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