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Landscape management
 
Event
17 September 2018
Tropentag 2018 – Global Food Security and Food Safety: The Role of Universities

The Tropentag is a development-oriented and interdisciplinary conference. It addresses issues of resource management, environment, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food, nutrition and related...

Trade and production
 
Event
30 August 2018
SDG Conference: Towards Zero Hunger – Partnerships for impact

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and underlying targets are interdependent. Understanding the different interactions among SDGs and their targets is key to unlock their full potential at...

Landscape management
 
Event
2 May 2018
Global Symposium on Soil Pollution

Soil pollution implies the presence of chemicals and materials in soil that have a significant adverse effect on any organisms or soil functions. Soil pollutants include inorganic and organic...

Gender and equality
 
Event
16 April 2018
How can a gendered lens be applied to policy on food security?

In a world where we produce enough food to feed everyone, 815 million people – one in nine – still go to bed on an empty stomach each night. Even more – one in three – suffer from some...

Rural transformation
 
News Story
27 March 2018
Global Food Policy Report 2018 from IFPRI

The 2018 edition of the annual Global Food Policy Report was published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in March 2018. The authors of the Global Food Policy Report warn...

Health and nutrition
 
Blog Post
23 March 2018
Could maize be a curse for Africa?

You must be wondering why the title? Well, this comes from a debate during the Third Global Food Security Conference in Cape Town in December 2017, and I will explain below the context in which it...

Health and nutrition
 
Blog Post
14 March 2018
Together for a world without hunger: Sweden commits US$370 million to WFP

Sweden and the UN World Food Programme have entered a landmark agreement that will bring hope to millions of people trapped by war and displacement crises.

Health and nutrition
 
Blog Post
7 March 2018
Born undernourished, die undernourished: We have to break that curse!

This was the concluding remark by Dr Jessica Fanzo in her inspiring presentation at the Third Global Food Security Conference in Cape Town, this last December 2017. I attended the conference on...

Rural transformation
Land, Livestock and Livelihoods; the Triple L research initiative
 
News Story
5 March 2018
Update from the Triple-L Expert Group Workshop in Kenya

The research initiative Land, Livestock and Livelihoods in Drylands (Triple L) recently had a workshop in Kitale, Kenya. Different actors presented work and research relevant to the expert...

Health and nutrition
SIANI Youth
 
Blog Post
20 February 2018
Biotech 101 – What is this GMO malarkey anyhow, and what does it mean for global food security?

The year 2030 is approaching and we have a big challenge ahead to end hunger, achieve global food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture. We should be using all the...