The Spotlight Report on Sustainable Development 2018 includes a chapter on the links between food, health and the environment that calls for new priorities and approaches to make food systems sustainable. The Report was launched...more

The 31st OECD report on agricultural policies covers 51 countries, among them also a set of emerging economies. Recommendations regarding agricultural subsidies address only some of the aspects that have come under criticism.more



How to restore forests in displacement-affected areas, where heavy reliance on wood fuel puts forests and woodlands in jeopardy? The FAO and the UNHCR have launched a new handbook on forest management in displacement settings.more



A new publication by the OECD takes a look at the working situation of the rural youth in developing countries. They work mainly in subsistence agriculture but they are often unsatisfied with their employment situation and...more



Slowing population growth is expected to lead to a decelerating demand for food, according to the Agricultural Outlook 2018-2027 published by OECD and FAO.more



A new guide, published by FAO, provides 20 inter-connected actions to transform food and agriculture and lists concrete steps to speed up implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda. more



Are we on track towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? Based on a wide range of data, the World Bank’s 2018 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals shows progress and possibilities in global development.more

Food security


Ending conflicts is important to reduce the need for food assistance, according to a report published by WFP. The authors examined what needs to be done to protect people from food crises.more

Rural development


The food economy plays an important role in employment in West Africa, particularly in rural areas. This paper published by OECD takes a look at the current structure of employment in the West African food economy.more



While the gender gaps are closing, mobility has stalled for the last three decades, according to a report by the World Bank Group.more



Making forest concessions more transparent, accountable and pro-poor – this is the aim of the voluntary guidelines for forest concessions in the tropics, published by FAO. They are built on lessons learnt to offer practical...more



The report “Soil pollution – a hidden reality” published by the FAO aims to summarise the current state of soil pollution, and to identify the main pollutants and their sources affecting human health and the environment, paying...more



A roadmap for businesses operating in some of the most biologically significant places on the planet has been published by the Key Biodiversity Area Partnership.more

Climate change


This paper by CGIAR/CCAFS shows innovations and tools for countries to optimise the effectiveness and benefits of their National Adaptation Plans.more



The „World Water Development Report – Nature-based Solutions for Water“ proposes solutions to achieve better water management based on nature.more

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