Opinion corner

Food security

Despite some undeniable successes over the last decades, progress towards achieving food security and eradicating hunger in developing countries has not lived up to expectations. In large parts of sub-Saharan Africa and…

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Women

Rural women’s easy and reliable access to micro-credit is a sine qua non for their economic empowerment. In the context of International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2015, Amrit Patel highlights success factors and…

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Nutrition

Early in June 2014, the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference, took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Here, Marie Ruel, Director of the Poverty, Health and Nutrition division at the International Food Policy Research…

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Health

Meat demand is rising, given a growing world population and larger middle-income subpopulations. However, meat production faces challenges such as expensive inputs and animal and human health issues.

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Markets

For a long time, speculators only played a minor role on the commodities markets.

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Markets

Price volatility is increasing on the global agricultural commodity markets.

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