Publications

Food security

The stark warning from the 2021 Global Report on Food Crises reveals that conflict, economic shocks often related to COVID-19 and extreme weather are continuing to push millions of people into acute food insecurity.

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Agroecology

In a recent publication, the FAO looks at the potential of agroecology to make food systems in Asia and the Pacific more sustainable and fit for a post-COVID future.

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Gender

This report measures both women’s power to make their own decisions about their bodies and the extent to which countries’ laws support or interfere with a woman’s right to make these decisions. The data show a strong…

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Food losses

More than 900 million tonnes of food sold to households, retailers, restaurants and other food services were wasted in 2019, according to the Food Waste Index Report that aims to help countries track progress on UN…

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Food systems

Heavy shocks like COVID-19 that disrupt food, health and economic systems are likely to increase over the next decades. Thus, these systems need to become more resilient to cope with further shocks. This year’s Global…

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Food security

As the third edition of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report on the impact of disasters and crises on agriculture and food security is released, global disaster risk governance is…

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Water

This year’s WWDR addresses the question of the value of water. Tools and methodologies for valuing water are imperfect and misapplied, the authors say, pointing out that overcoming differences of opinion and reaching the…

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ICT

Digital agriculture can help to improve yields, cut food loss and waste, and ensure farmers receive fair pay for what they produce. But there are still some concerns.

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Fisheries

This new brief sheds a light on how the fast-growing aquaculture sector can contribute to transforming our food systems. Aquaculture provides a viable alternative to capture fisheries and helps reduce our reliance on…

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Environment

Our planet faces a triple emergency. This report shows how this trio of environmental emergencies interact and have common causes, and thus can only be effectively addressed together.

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