Gender

08.03.2018

Women and girls in developing countries continue to be victims of severe human rights violations. This has been pointed out by several relief organisations to draw attention to World Women’s Day, on the 8th March. But there is...more

Farmers having breakfast in their kitchen, Meru County, Kenya. The SDGs were developed as indicators to combat inequality. <br/> Photo: ©FAO/Luis Tato
SDGs

05.03.2018

The United Nations want to bring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to the town halls. However, the approach of implementing Agenda 2030 through politics is a major challenge in a time full of conflict and radicalisation, as...more

Fragility

02.03.2018

At a High Level Conference with the Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauretania, Niger and Chad, known as the G5 Sahel countries, in late February 2018, the European Union agreed to provide a further 414 million euros for peacekeeping for...more

Human rights

28.02.2018

Corruption, violation of human rights and suppression of freedom of the press are omnipresent in many countries and often go hand-in-hand – as shown in reports by Transparency International and Amnesty International.more

World Water Quality Portal. <br/> Photo: © EOMAP
Water

21.02.2018

Information on the water quality of lakes and rivers worldwide is provided by a new online portal by the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme.more

Human rights

15.02.2018

While the right to food enjoys world-wide recognition, in reality, it is often ignored. The same applies to women’s rights and to the right to education and political participation. A strong civil society is required to assert...more

Participants at CIRAD’s “Living Territories 2018” conference agreed on the need to adopt a territorial perspective in addressing development. Furthermore, they stressed that rural territories were still important in achieving the...more

Smallholder family in Karausi Province, Burundi. <br/> Photo: ©IFAD/Susan Beccio
Family Farming

05.02.2018

The International Year of Family Farming celebrated five years ago will now be followed by a Decade of Family Farming. This underlines the major importance of Family Farming in achieving the SDGs. more

Agribusiness

01.02.2018

“From Agricultural Farming to Food Processing and Distribution – opportunities and challenges along the value chain” was the title of the 4th German-African Agribusiness Forum. The German-African Business Association, together...more

Livestock

31.01.2018

Towards the end of the 10th Berlin Agriculture Ministers Conference, delegates from 69 states as well as representatives of the European Commission and of international organisations committed themselves to responsible and...more

Climate change

30.01.2018

Future warming will lead to increasing river flood risks worldwide, according to experts from PIK. Hence, it is necessary to invest now in additional adaptation measures to protect millions from flood disasters in years to come.more

Livestock

26.01.2018

In mid-January, the tenth Global Forum for Food and Agriculture was held during the International Green Week in Berlin, Germany. This year, it addressed the issue of making animal husbandry more efficient, responsible and...more

Woman in Taung Ywar Village, Maungdaw, Myanmar: Smallholders are hardest hit by climate shocks. <br/> Photo: © FAO/Hkun Lat
Insurance

22.01.2018

The new African and Asian Resilience in Disaster Insurance Scheme (ARDIS) aims to provide fast recovery lending after climate shocks to smallholder farmers. The programme is thought to be the world’s largest non-governmental...more

Women

18.01.2018

A new UN initiative based on climate-smart agriculture aims to improve the livelihoods of a million woman and youth in the Sahel by doubling their income in three years. more

Ocean

15.01.2018

Overfishing, marine pollution and disputes over islands are turning oceans and seas into political issues. Unlike terrestrial areas, the seas are only assigned to individual nations as Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) up to a...more

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