The Global Nutrition Report 2017 calls for nutrition to be placed at the heart of efforts to end poverty, fight disease, raise educational standards and tackle climate change. more



The authors of the Energy Access Outlook 2017 are optimistic that universal energy access by 2030 is now within reach thanks to growing political will and falling costs. Nevertheless, sub-Saharan Africa is lacking behind and...more



This report aims to offer a better understanding of complex rural migration patterns in sub-Saharan Africa and highlights the important role rural areas will continue to play in shaping the continent’s migration for decades to...more



Vulnerability to extreme natural hazards appears to have decreased over the last few years, according to the WorldRiskReport. However, threats owing to weather extremes are on the increase.more



This report highlights the impacts of changing climate and erratic rainfalls on farms, firms and families. It offers proposals for how to tackle these challenges, calling for new policies, innovation and collaborations. more

Food security


A new report by the World Bank shows how food and voucher programmes remain relevant, although vulnerable people are increasingly supported by cash systems. more



Overreliance on too few varieties and species is leaving the food system unnecessarily exposed to shocks and stresses, this study warns. Moreover, it is neglecting a high-impact solution to major health, environmental and food...more

Rural development


Rural areas are key to economic growth in developing countries, according to the report. Thus, millions of young people in developing countries who are poised to enter the labour force in the coming decades need not flee rural...more



Better water management can make a major contribution to Africa’s development and to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A new report calls on decision-makers to prioritise better management of water and gives...more

Land use


Consumption of the earth's natural reserves has doubled in the last 30 years, with a third of the planet's land now severely degraded, according to the Global Land Outlook. Better land use and management are critical for...more

Food security


The annual UN report has been re-geared to reflect the SDGs agenda's broader view on hunger and all forms of malnutrition. It states that the world hunger is on the rise again, mainly driven by conflict and climate change. more



This book, published by IFPRI, is devoted to the relationship between the global trading system and food security. The authors believe that international trade can make an important contribution to reducing food insecurity more

Food security


A new report published by the World Food Programme provides a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analysis of trends, challenges and innovative solutions in food assistance.more



Published in the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism, a new report states that tourism can be a strong driver in the development of LDC economies. The report refers to the capacity of tourism to create jobs and therefore to create...more



A report commissioned via the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the European Union and IFPRI, the International Food Policy Research Institute, takes a look at African agricultural trade and its prospects for the...more

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