Food losses

17.10.2019

A major step forward in reducing food loss and waste is critical to achieving the SDGs underlines the FAO in the 2019 edition of its annual State of Food and Agriculture report. The report provides new estimates of food loss from...more

Ocean

09.10.2019

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report highlights the urgency of prioritising timely, ambitious and coordinated action to address unprecedented and enduring changes in the ocean and cryosphere.more

Climate change

07.10.2019

In the light of The United Nations Climate Action Summit on 23 September in New York, the United Nations deputy chief Amina Mohammed has launched a comprehensive report on how the world can take swift and meaningful action to...more

Disasters

25.09.2019

With this year’s focus on water supply, the WorldRiskReport highlights a key issue in the context of disasters. As every year, it contains the WorldRiskIndex that provides an analysis of disaster risks worldwide.more

SDGs

18.09.2019

Achieving human well-being and eradicating poverty for all is still possible, but only if there is a fundamental change in the relationship between people and nature, scientists warn. more

ICT

11.09.2019

There has been significant growth in digitalisation for agriculture (D4Ag) in Africa over the last years. This report by CTA provides an overview on the current state of D4Ag on the African continent and explores the gains D4Ag...more

Fisheries

05.09.2019

A new report shows the great potential of genetic improvements in aquaculture. According to the authors, this could significantly boost sustainable food supply for future generations.more

Water

28.08.2019

Worsening water quality reduces economic growth by a third in some countries, a new World Bank report warns.more

Climate change

23.08.2019

The world is best placed to tackle climate change when there is an overall focus on sustainability, a special report by IPCC states. The report shows how managing land resources sustainably can help address climate change.more

Disasters

14.08.2019

Poor farmers can obtain significant economic gains and other benefits by implementing modified farming practices aimed at boosting their ability to cope with disasters and natural shocks. This study by FAO is intended to guide...more

Poverty reduction

07.08.2019

National Multidimensional Poverty Indexes (MPIs) help to identify not only who is living in poverty, but how they experience poverty. This handbook provides detailed practical guidance on how to build a technically rigorous and...more

Food security

31.07.2019

The world’s population is expected to reach nearly 10 billion by 2050. With this projection in mind, a new report outlines a 5-course ‘Menu of Solutions’ to achieve a sustainable food future.more

SDGs

23.07.2019

The impacts of climate change and increasing inequality are undermining progress on the sustainable development agenda, threatening to reverse many of the gains made over the last decades, the annual UN report warns.more

Food security

17.07.2019

The number of hungry people is still increasing, a new UN report states. It focuses on the role of economic slowdowns and downturns and introduces a new indicator for measuring food insecurity.more

Trade

16.07.2019

This report highlights the role of diets, urbanization, emissions and trade in outlook for next decade. Thus, agricultural output growth is likely to keep food prices low over the coming decade, but many uncertainties remain.more

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