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

Insurance

22.05.2018

African smallholder farmers are getting insurance pay-outs of USD 1.5 million from the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative after low rainfall.more

Migration

15.05.2018

New findings of remittance cash flows in the Asia-Pacific region were presented and discussed at the Global Forum on Remittances, Investments and Development hosted by IFAD in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.more

Energy

10.05.2018

The world is not on track to meet the global energy targets for 2030 set as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, but real progress is being made in certain areas – particularly expansion of access to electricity in least...more

Certification

07.05.2018

Origin-linked registration increases the price of a product significantly, according to a new FAO study. This could be used as a boost for local economies and sustainable development.more

Forest conservation

03.05.2018

Participants at the 3rd Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, discussed the contribution of forests to climate and development targets.more

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