The United Nations report concluding that 1 million species are at risk of extinction included some familiar advice for agriculture: Adopt more sustainable practices, preserve genetic diversity in seeds and animals, and involve more sectors, including the public, in the food system.
The new Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development plans to “facilitate much-needed exchange of information” across the continent with the goal of helping countries implement the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Agricultural productivity growth in low-income countries is falling further behind the increase needed to feed their growing populations, and the output of rich nations is insufficient as well, according to the Global Harvest Initiative’s annual GAP report.
October 16 is World Food Day, a time to promote worldwide awareness and action on behalf of those who suffer from hunger – and acknowledge the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2017 – Despite numerous efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition around the globe, the number of people hungry is rising for the first time in more than a decade, says a new United Nations report.