Publications

Water

If current progress trends continue, very few African Union member states may achieve universal access to safely managed drinking water, safely managed sanitation or basic hygiene services by 2030, this report states.

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Women

The report sheds light on the millions of women facing unintended pregnancies, and expects that conflicts and crisis are making the situation worse. This human rights crisis has profound consequences for societies, women…

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Water

Dependence on groundwater is expected to rise as surface water availability becomes increasingly limited due to climate change. Groundwater is often the most cost-effective way of providing a secure supply of water to…

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ICT

New digital technologies have the potential to boost agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan countries. This report provides an overview of the status of digitalisation in the region, focusing on the transformation in…

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Disasters

Wildfires and climate change are mutually exacerbating, this report warns and calls governments to radically shift their investments in wildfires to focus on prevention and preparedness.

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Food security

This book presents the lessons learned on food security and food systems resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and shows how experience of the pandemic can help us achieve more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient…

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Multiple benefits could be achieved by repurposing current agricultural public policies, according to this new report. Effective repurposing is best achieved through policy incentives and public investment in…

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Environment

The report highlights three critical environmental issues that are requiring more attention: Wildfires, urban noise pollution and phenological mismatches.

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Gender

This book puts gender equality and women’s empowerment at the centre of agricultural development. The authors point out that positive and empowering effects do not happen automatically and that agricultural and…

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Food systems

This report highlights the worsening state of the earth’s soil, land and water resources and the challenges it poses for feeding a global population expected to near ten billion by 2050.

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