Publications

Agriculture

In this book, experts offer the latest research in the field of agricultural development. They provide an overview of key emerging issues facing developing-country agriculture today and explore strategies for developing…

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Biodiversity

Biodiversity loss will continue to accelerate unless we change the way we produce food, states this report, calling for an urgent reform of food systems.

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Fisheries

Fisheries and aquaculture production have been disrupted, supply chains have been interrupted and consumer spending restricted by various lockdowns. This significantly impacts developing countries, especially those with…

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Climate change

Climate adaptation plans exist in almost three-quarters of the world’s nations, but financing and implementation are lagging behind, according to this report. Nature-based solutions could help to solve these problems.

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Rural development

How could the manifold potentials of the Sahel region be better harnessed? Newly published national studies by an international research team provide some answers.

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Digitisation

Digital transformation provides a great opportunity for African countries. But the gap between rural and urban areas in terms of internet access is still large. Rural areas are lagging behind. Dissemination of digital…

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Soils

Soil organisms are important for agriculture and food security, they contribute to human health and have potential to mitigate climate change. But not only does their importance remain largely underestimated, they are…

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Climate change

Despite a dip in 2020 carbon dioxide emissions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is still heading for a temperature rise in excess of 3°C this century. A green pandemic recovery could bring the world closer to…

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Land management

This background paper highlights the opportunities landscape approaches can bring to rural areas with their ecosystems and communities.

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Land governance

Land is much more unevenly distributed world-wide than previously assumed – to the detriment of smallholdings, indigenous communities and, in particular, women. A new report issued by the International Land Coalition…

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