Rural development

16.07.2013

The United Nations has declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. Rightly so, says Eve Crowley, Principal Advisor for Gender, Equity and Rural Employment at the FAO, for family farmers play a key role in numerous...more

“It’s time for the international community to do more to help large and small farmers manage the many-fold risks they are faced with every day”, writes the CEO of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Jin-Yong Cai in a...more

MDGs

13.12.2012

What role can agricultural research play in poverty reduction? What are the challenges ahead? An interview with Perez del Castillo, Chair of the CGIAR Consortium Board.more

Next year, the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) celebrates its tenth anniversary. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union (AU) Commission, sums up...more

Energy

20.09.2012

Author: Eirik Jarl Trondsenmore

Youth

27.03.2012

Despite the efforts being made by African leaders and Agricultural organisations to make farming more attractive to young people, some participants of the young people farming and food conference – from 19 – 21 March, in...more

Food security

20.01.2012

Author: Carl-Albrecht Bartmermore

Food security

20.01.2012

Author: Andrew MacMillan (l) & Ignacio Truebal (r)more

Livestock

20.01.2012

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. more

Markets

20.01.2012

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

Markets

20.01.2012

Price volatility is increasing on the global agricultural commodity markets. more

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