Improving the livelihood of small-scale farmers
Taking a New Look at Africa's Agriculture; Develoepmental Communication

Three Priority Intervention Areas to Provide West Africans with Sufficient, Affordable, and Nutritious Food in the Long Term

— According to the Food Crisis Prevention Network, a record 18.6 million people are currently in need of food assistance in West Africa. While urgent and immediate humanitarian action is necessary to protect vulnerable populations, a new World Bank and FAO publication offers fresh thinking for dealing with both the challenges and opportunities resulting from accelerating long-term trends including…

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Game-changing technologies to transform our food systems

A pipeline of disruptive technologies could transform our food systems, ecosystems and human health, but attention to the enabling environment is needed to realize their potential. WAGENINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS – In the next three decades we will need a 30–70% increase in food availability to meet the demand from an increasing population. And the global food system will need to…

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A wake-up call for Latin America’s livestock sector: Emissions reductions crucial to meet SDGs by 2030

A new journal article analyzes the emission reduction practices of the livestock sector in seven Latin American countries and their potential to contribute to the fulfillment of the Paris Agreement goals. CALI, COLOMBIA – Despite the importance of the livestock sector for the economies of different Latin American countries, livestock is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas…

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More bang for the climate buck: study identifies hotspots for adaptation funding

By combining the latest crop models and local expertise in Vietnam, Uganda and Nicaragua, scientists developed a process to pinpoint where cash crops and food security is most threatened by climate change. The tool can help streamline climate spending. CALI, COLOMBIA – Climate change is already making life harder on farmers, especially in developing nations. New sources of funding…

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