16.10.2019

The progress made in the global fight against hunger is severely endangered. In countries that are already affected by hunger and poverty climate change is worsening the nutrition situation. This is the conclusion to be drawn from the Global Hunger Index, presented by Welthungerhilfe on the occasion of World Food Day.

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Global warming is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of severe water scarcity events, which negatively affect rain-fed crops such as wheat. Scientists have developed a method to simultaneously quantify such water...

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The pace of urbanisation is increasing globally, together with the ‘supermarketisation’ of the urban population. At an expert discussion at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), specialists presented the...

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Agriculture

09.07.2019

New cultures or cultivation methods can provide higher yields, better income prospects and more sustainable production. However, it is not always easy to convince farmers of the advantages and find first movers....

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A major step forward in reducing food loss and waste is critical to achieving the SDGs underlines the FAO in the 2019 edition of its annual State of Food and Agriculture report. The report provides new estimates of food loss from...

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