Food security


This year’s report looks at the impact of rapid urban growth on food security and nutrition, and considers how food systems can be reshaped to benefit both urban and rural populations. more

Food security


Additional efforts are needed to meet the target of ending hunger by 2030 warns an FAO report.more



The funding for neglected diseases is declining, according to the latest G-FINDER report „Neglected disease research and development: A pivotal moment for global health“.more

Food security


A new publication takes a look at the role that food price volatility plays in the context of food and nutrition security and discusses relevant action. more



Improving conditions for people and businesses in African cities by aggressively investing in infrastructure and reforming land markets is the key to accelerating economic growth, adding jobs, and improving city competitiveness,...more



Boosting agribusinesses requires public policies and regulations that foster growth in the agriculture and food sectors, improve the functioning of markets, and enable agribusinesses and food entrepreneurs to better meet the...more

Coastal protection


This report finds the Western Indian Ocean assets regions are valued in billions, but foreshadows significant challenges for the region’s ocean-based economies and food supplies in the absence of stronger conservation actions.more



The difficulty of finding cost-effective substitutes for traditional cooking fuels, and of fostering their adoption among communities whose citizens have limited incomes and have rarely if ever known anything else, poses a...more



A report on the future of global fish supply entitled “Fishing for proteins – How marine fisheries impact on global food security up to 2050” has been published by WWF. The authors fear that because of limited fish resources,...more

In a recent research paper the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) focuses on Trade, Food Security and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. One ground-breaking commitment is to end hunger and...more



The impact of natural disasters on human well-being is far greater than previously thought, according to a report from the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery. Human and economic costs of...more



Reconciling conservation efforts with people’s needs is a major challenge that demands innovation and solutions tailored to local circumstances, notes IFAD.more



The growing local use of forest resources is seen as the main culprit for the decline. Moreover, villages are less likely to perceive resource declines when local communities own a significant share of forest area, perceives...more

Cocoa production


A new study compiled for the French Fair Trade Platform suggests that fair trade ensuring that cocoa producers earn enough to cover their production costs and the basic needs of their families can improve the sustainability of...more



An increased demand for processed food based on pulses offers opportunities of employment and entrepreneurship for women and youth, while the demand for pulses and residues as animal feed is also growing due to changing...more

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