In many countries, a lack of access to financial services is a factor which hinders or blocks economic growth. The authors investigate how far the German savings bank model can be transferred to developing and transition...more



Sustainable Soil Management (SSM) is a valuable tool for climate change adaptation and a pathway for safeguarding key ecosystem services and biodiversity.more

Food security


What would it cost to end hunger, and what are the contributions that donors need to make? These issues have been examined by the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the International Food Policy Research...more

Development policy


The Indian economy is expanding at a fast pace, boosting living standards and reducing poverty nationwide. But there is still a large inequality of living standards between rural and urban areas, and the rural areas are lagging...more

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

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