The World Bank report The State of Social Safety Nets 2018 takes a look at social safety net programmes that exist globally. Although adoption of such programmes has increased in recent years, coverage remains inadequate.more



Earthquake in Nepal, war in Syria – how to measure the impact of these disasters and crises on agriculture and food security? The FAO has provided an update on the state of post-disaster agriculture in developing countries.more

Food security


The authors of the Global Food Policy Report warn against increasing isolationism and protectionism and advocate free trade, which they consider to be an instrument that improves livelihoods. more

Food security


The FOOD 2030 outcome report provides an overview of the key messages and conclusions of the conference on research and innovations of the European Union with regard to Food Nutrition and Security (FNS). The report will feed into...more



The new flagship report of the UN Women Organization uncovers significant gaps for women’s empowerment and puts forth a robust agenda to shift gears. It spotlights inequalities and challenges faced by women and identifies gaps...more

Food security


The first Right to Food and Nutrition Watch appeared in 2008, as a consequence of the world food price crisis. Ten years later, despite some progress, many of the problems that led to the crisis persist, the authors of the 10th...more

Plant protection


African countries are faced with Fall Armyworm (FAW) infestation of millions of hectares of maize, most in the hands of smallholder farmers. A new FAO-Guide aims to help farmers in fighting FAW in an integrated, ecological and...more



Environmental risks are highest ranked in this year’s Global Risks Report. Other high-ranked risks are cyber-attacks and the possibility of a water crisis.more

Climate change


As weather extremes mount in many countries, climate change is receiving increasing attention. A new book that has been published in Australia takes a look at the prospects of halting global warming.more



This book provides an overview on how India’s pulses sector has evolved over time. The authors take a look at the pulse value chain and consumption as well as government interventions.more

Climate change


This Atlas addresses the knowledge gap in detailed information about suitable areas for key agroforestry species in Central America under future climates by providing detailed suitability maps for each species. more

The Food Sustainability Index 2017 is headed by France, followed by Japan and Germany. These countries stand out for their particularly sustainable food systems.more



Currently, 50 per cent of the people on the African continent are under 18. By 2030 there will be 170 million more children and young people between the Mediterranean and the Cape of Good Hope. We need to invest in the future of...more

Food security


A new report by the World Food Programme (WFP) examines the impact of climate change on global food security. The report covers regional analyses (e.g. Asia, East Africa) as well as country analyses (e.g. Afghanistan,...more



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

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