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



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



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



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



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


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

Members of Agrinatura celebrating its 30th anniversary at the University of Hohenheim, Germany.<br/> Photo: © Agrinatura


International researchers of Agrinatura’s European-African partnership met at University of Hohenheim, Germany to discuss agriculture research and development.more



Bionics, biotechnology and renewable resources – opportunities and challenges were discussed at the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018 in Berlin, Germany.more

Climate change


In the framework of Africa’s first Climate Week, the Forum for the Nationally selected Technology Focal Points was organised by the United Nations Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) together with the World Agroforestry...more

Women at work in a rice field, Kaya, Burkina Faso. <br/> Photo: ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano
Rice production


A mobile app launched by AfricaRice offers expert advice on weed management for rice production in Africa. Weeds are serious constraints to rice production in sub-Saharan Africa across all rice environments.more

Land degradation


Worsening land degradation caused by human activities is undermining the well-being of two fifths of humanity, driving species extinctions and intensifying climate change. It is also a major contributor to mass human migration...more

Plant protection


A new mobile app aims to support farmers to fight against Fall Armyworm infestation in Africa. By early 2018, more than 40 African states and territories had reported Fall Armyworm infestations.more

Development policy


Germany’s debt relief alliance and the catholic relief organisation Misereor are drawing attention to dramatic developments in government debt among the poor countries of the Global South.more

In late February 2018, members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Development analysed how to improve policy coherence for development when reforming the Common Agricultural Policy.more

Food security


The number of people in the world facing severe food insecurity has risen again during the last year, according to the Global Report on Food Crises. Conflicts and climate are the key drivers of food insecurity.more

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