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3 December 2016
The 2030 Agenda and Ecosystems - A discussion paper on the links between the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals.New report by Torbjörn Ebenhard from CBM; and Maria Schultz and Tristan D. Tyrrell from SwedBio.Biodiversity and ecosystem services are essential to achieve...
3 December 2016
Synthetic rice odour blend lures gravid malaria mosquitoesThe increased use of irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa has benefited the Anopheles arabiensis mosquito – an important malaria vector – particularly in rice paddies. A research team led from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences now...
Photo credit: Marcus Lundstedt, Vi-Skogen
3 December 2016
Agroforestry, a multifunctional and climate-smart method of integrating trees into agricultural landscapes, plays an important role in a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and in their implementation Agenda 2030. The new Agroforestry Network, launched on November 22, 2016 was initiated...
2 December 2016
It’s nothing less than a phenomenon: Agribusiness TV, a web-based video channel that brings you news on successful young innovators in African agriculture. Founded 7 months ago in Burkina Faso, the channel’s videos have already been viewed over 1 million times, their Facebook page has over 63,000...
1 December 2016
Innovations and fresh ideas are crucial for achieving #ZeroHunger and #NoPoverty by 2030. But the rural population is ageing around the world and youth oftentimes show little interest in agriculture and food. This is a summary of the event “AgTalks: Whassup with Agriculture? Young innovators tell...
29 November 2016
Pulses, which is a common name for beans, peas and lentils, are important crops for achieving #ZeroHunger by 2030. They are nutritious, good for soil and for farmers. That’s why 2016 is the international year of pulses, initiated by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Pulses are filled...
24 November 2016
Economies in sub-Saharan Africa are hampered by low productivity, high vulnerability to climate change and poor market infrastructure. A promising new response to these challenges is the development of knowledge-based bioeconomies, which could boost national and local economies, reduce poverty, and...
15 November 2016
Launched at a side event during COP22, Adaption of African Agriculture (AAA) is a new initiative aimed at reducing vulnerability of African agriculture to climate challenges.  Working both with individual projects and with international policy, the initiative specifically targets soil and...
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10 November 2016
With this discussion forum, FAO aims to bring together experts of all levels from scientists who study the potential of sustainable crop production, to the practitioners who apply sustainable horticultural practices - to exchange their experiences, new findings and challenges faced. FAO...
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7 November 2016
“The challenges we face may seem overwhelming and out of reach for us to solve. But that is not true. Each and every one of us can be an agent of change, no matter our age or means.” That is what His Excellency Mr. Oh Joon, former President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council said at...