Climate change

17.01.2018

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

Youth

20.12.2017

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

13.12.2017

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

Nutrition

06.12.2017

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

Energy

28.11.2017

The authors of the Energy Access Outlook 2017 are optimistic that universal energy access by 2030 is now within reach thanks to growing political will and falling costs. Nevertheless, sub-Saharan Africa is lacking behind and...more

Migration

22.11.2017

This report aims to offer a better understanding of complex rural migration patterns in sub-Saharan Africa and highlights the important role rural areas will continue to play in shaping the continent’s migration for decades to...more

Disasters

15.11.2017

Vulnerability to extreme natural hazards appears to have decreased over the last few years, according to the WorldRiskReport. However, threats owing to weather extremes are on the increase.more

Water

08.11.2017

This report highlights the impacts of changing climate and erratic rainfalls on farms, firms and families. It offers proposals for how to tackle these challenges, calling for new policies, innovation and collaborations. more

Food security

01.11.2017

A new report by the World Bank shows how food and voucher programmes remain relevant, although vulnerable people are increasingly supported by cash systems. more

Biodiversity

25.10.2017

Overreliance on too few varieties and species is leaving the food system unnecessarily exposed to shocks and stresses, this study warns. Moreover, it is neglecting a high-impact solution to major health, environmental and food...more

Rural development

18.10.2017

Rural areas are key to economic growth in developing countries, according to the report. Thus, millions of young people in developing countries who are poised to enter the labour force in the coming decades need not flee rural...more

Water

11.10.2017

Better water management can make a major contribution to Africa’s development and to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A new report calls on decision-makers to prioritise better management of water and gives...more

Land use

04.10.2017

Consumption of the earth's natural reserves has doubled in the last 30 years, with a third of the planet's land now severely degraded, according to the Global Land Outlook. Better land use and management are critical for...more

Food security

27.09.2017

The annual UN report has been re-geared to reflect the SDGs agenda's broader view on hunger and all forms of malnutrition. It states that the world hunger is on the rise again, mainly driven by conflict and climate change. more

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