Rural development


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


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


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



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



Stressed ecosystems and high pressure on limited water resources are threatening livelihoods, while water scarcity is strongly related to violence and conflicts. Especially women and girls are suffering from water shortage, as...more

Climate change


Caribbean countries and private sector partners have built a coalition, the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator, to implement informative climate action across the Caribbean region.more

Food security


The number of undernourished people in the world has been on the rise since 2014, reaching an estimated 821 million in 2017 due to climate-related issues as well as conflict and economic slowdowns.more

Food security


Low rainfall and dry conditions have caused major crop losses in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The precarious food situation could be compounded by the possible arrival of an El Niño in late 2018.more



Outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) threatens to spread from China to other Asian countries, FAO warns. The ASF virus is a very hardy virus and there is no vaccine available to combat it.more



Irrigation technology investments without accompanying policies might worsen water scarcity because farmers may swift to more water-intensive crops or expand irrigated areas.more



Ghana reported outbreaks of African swine fever for the first time in 1999. Since 2009, the virus has been penetrating pig stocks year after year. The latest outbreak was confirmed by authorities in the coastal area of the...more



Food imports have risen over the last years, especially for the vast majority of the poorest countries. It is now becoming more and more difficult for them to meet their basic food needs from international markets, a new FAO...more

Climate change


The earth is at risk of heading towards an irreversible “Hothouse Earth” state, researchers warn. They point out that natural feedback processes could push the climate to a global average of 4-5° C higher than preindustrial...more



Fall Armyworm likely to spread from India to other parts of Asia with South East Asia and South China most at risk, according to FAO.more



Experts at the Cash Crop Conference in Beijing, China discussed the global situation of agriculture. They took a special look at agricultural developments in China and highlighted the Thai cassava value chain as potential example...more

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