Migration

15.05.2018

New findings of remittance cash flows in the Asia-Pacific region were presented and discussed at the Global Forum on Remittances, Investments and Development hosted by IFAD in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.more

Energy

10.05.2018

The world is not on track to meet the global energy targets for 2030 set as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, but real progress is being made in certain areas – particularly expansion of access to electricity in least...more

Certification

07.05.2018

Origin-linked registration increases the price of a product significantly, according to a new FAO study. This could be used as a boost for local economies and sustainable development.more

Forest conservation

03.05.2018

Participants at the 3rd Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, discussed the contribution of forests to climate and development targets.more

Members of Agrinatura celebrating its 30th anniversary at the University of Hohenheim, Germany.<br/> Photo: © Agrinatura
Research

30.04.2018

International researchers of Agrinatura’s European-African partnership met at University of Hohenheim, Germany to discuss agriculture research and development.more

Bioeconomy

26.04.2018

Bionics, biotechnology and renewable resources – opportunities and challenges were discussed at the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018 in Berlin, Germany.more

Climate change

23.04.2018

In the framework of Africa’s first Climate Week, the Forum for the Nationally selected Technology Focal Points was organised by the United Nations Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) together with the World Agroforestry...more

Women at work in a rice field, Kaya, Burkina Faso. <br/> Photo: ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano
Rice production

20.04.2018

A mobile app launched by AfricaRice offers expert advice on weed management for rice production in Africa. Weeds are serious constraints to rice production in sub-Saharan Africa across all rice environments.more

Land degradation

16.04.2018

Worsening land degradation caused by human activities is undermining the well-being of two fifths of humanity, driving species extinctions and intensifying climate change. It is also a major contributor to mass human migration...more

Plant protection

12.04.2018

A new mobile app aims to support farmers to fight against Fall Armyworm infestation in Africa. By early 2018, more than 40 African states and territories had reported Fall Armyworm infestations.more

Development policy

09.04.2018

Germany’s debt relief alliance erlassjahr.de and the catholic relief organisation Misereor are drawing attention to dramatic developments in government debt among the poor countries of the Global South.more

In late February 2018, members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Development analysed how to improve policy coherence for development when reforming the Common Agricultural Policy.more

Food security

03.04.2018

The number of people in the world facing severe food insecurity has risen again during the last year, according to the Global Report on Food Crises. Conflicts and climate are the key drivers of food insecurity.more

Collecting millet for planting in Gafati, Niger. Critics are concerned that farmers could become more dependent on the megacorporation, particularly in the global South. <br/>Photo: © FAO/Andrew Esiebo

Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto has been approved by the European Commission, although this is subject to certain conditions. Civil society organisations are criticising the growing power in the seed and pesticide market.more

Environmental state secretary Jochen Flasbarth and Holger Lösch, deputy Director General of the Federation of German Industries BDI, present the awards to the young winners. <br/> Photo: © CFI
Environment

26.03.2018

At the award ceremony of the German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment, the development service ‘Christliche Fachkräfte International’ received the special award for a project in Uganda. The association uses corncobs as...more

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