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‘Too many people, not enough food’ isn’t the cause of hunger and food insecurity

Nearly one in three people in the world did not have access to enough food in 2020. That’s an increase of almost 320 million people in one year and it’s expected to get worse with rising food prices and the war trapping wheat, barley and corn in Ukraine and Russia.

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‘Shocking lack of ambition’ on post-Brexit farming policy risks UK missing net zero targets, wildlife charities warn

Scheme to replace EU subsidies was billed as ‘biggest change in half a century’, last year, but will now only pay farmers to improve soils

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‘Not enough water’: Cambodia’s farmers face changing climate

During Cambodia’s monsoon season, rice farmer Sam Vongsay’s backyard fills with water and the plastic trash of his houseboat-dwelling neighbours as the Tonle Sap lake grows with floodwaters from the Mekong River.

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‘Farmers are making a significant contribution to biodiversity’

Marking the start of National Biodiversity Week, Minister Pippa Hackett acknowledged the contribution of farmers in maintaining biodiversity on their land.

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‘Farmers are digging their own graves’: true cost of growing food in Spain’s arid south

A wetland without water is a melancholy sight. The fish are dead, the birds have flown and a lifeless silence hangs over the place. “Everything you see around you should be under water,” says Ecologists in Action’s Rafa Gosálvez from the lookout in Las Tablas de Daimiel national park.

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‘Emirati Queen Bee’ for UAE’s food security is here

The UAE is crossbreeding bees to develop a resilient Queen that can endure the harsh desert climate and sustain crucial pollination rates crucial for the country’s food security, Gulf News can exclusively reveal.

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[Commentary] Covid-19 and food security: Lessons for Indian Agriculture

I started my post-graduate work on potato in 1947 at the Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. Growing up in Tamil Nadu, I had witnessed the damage to the potato crop by a disease called late blight (caused by Phytophthora infestans) in the Nilgiri Hills.

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World's coffee under threat, say experts

The first full assessment of risks to the world's coffee plants shows that 60% of 124 known species are on the edge of extinction. More than 100 types of coffee tree grow naturally in forests, including two used for the coffee we drink.

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World bee day: The dwindling global bee populations

Bees are among the most important creatures on the planet. They play a critical role in food production and improving biodiversity by pollinating thousands of cultivated and wild plants.


World Water Day: "Accelerating Change"

22 March 2023, New York, United States of America


World Water Day: "Groundwater - Making the Invisible Visible"

22 March 2022, New York, United States of America

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World Soil Day: Soil A Non-Renewable Resource

Soil is a finite resource, meaning its loss and degradation is not recoverable within a human lifespan.As a core component of land resources, agricultural development and ecological sustainability, it is the basis for food, feed, fuel, and fiber production and for many critical ecosystem services.

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World Soil Day celebration at Muresk

The Muresk Institute will host a free, farmer-focused event for World Soil Day this Saturday. A United Nations International Day of Significance, World Soil Day highlights the importance of healthy soil and advocates for its sustainable management.


World Soil Day 2020

5 December 2020, Rome, Italy


World Soil Day 2019

5 December 2019, Rome, Italy


World Soil Day 2018

5 December 2018, Rome, Italy


World Soil Day 2017

5 December 2017, Rome, Italy


World Soil Day

5 December 2022, Bonn, Germany


World Soil Day

5 December 2023, Bonn, Germany


World Rice Research Conference

4 - 7 November 2004, Tokyo and Tsukuba, Japan


World Habitat Day 2018

2 October 2018, Nairobi, Kenya


World Food Summit: Five Years Later

10 - 13 June 2002, Rome, Italy


World Food Summit: Five Years Later

5 - 9 November 2001, Rome, Italy


World Food Safety Day

16 October 2022, Rome, Italy


World Food Safety Day

7 June 2023, Rome, Italy


World Food Day 2020

16 October 2020, Rome, Italy


World Food Day 2019

16 October 2019, Rome, Italy


World Food Day 2018

16 October 2018, Rome, Italy


World Food Day 2017

16 October 2017, Rome, Italy


World Food Day

16 October 2021, Rome, Italy

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World Bank Helps Bangladesh Improve Irrigation-based Agricultural Productivity

The World Bank today approved $120 million to help Bangladesh improve food security by enhancing climate resilience and productivity of irrigated agriculture and fisheries.

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Woodland buffers help maintain bird communities in forest edges, finds study

Woodlands in agricultural fields surrounding a protected area maintain functionality of a wintering bird community, according to a recent study.

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Wine Lovers Back Sustainability Research Funded By Wine Tourism

Biodiversity, which concerns the number of different kinds of of animals, plants and micro-organisms that populate vineyards, has become a bugbear in the global wine trade, as intensive farming is one of the key factors in the loss of species around the world. A recent report published by the Fo ...

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Will biodiversity become the new organic?

There are signs more actors in the food system are focusing more on biodiversity to try to make their businesses more sustainable. just-food's US columnist Victor Martino explores.

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Wild Olives Provide a Healthy Oil Source

The oil obtained from the fruit of wild olive trees has excellent sensory, physicochemical and nutritional stability characteristics, according to an article published in the journal Antioxidants.

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Why small farms are key to the future of food – and how we can support them

In the 25 years since Clayton Christensen coined the term “disruptive innovation,” much has been written about the benefits of shaking up established business practices. Even before the current pandemic, there was a growing recognition that our food systems, too, needed to be reimagined.

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Why plant diversity is so important for bee diversity

A honey bee foraging on lavender. Photo taken by Prof Francis Ratnieks. As abundant and widespread bees, it is common to see both bumble bees and honey bees foraging on the same flower species during the summer, whether in Britain or many other countries.

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Why imported veg is still more sustainable than local meat

A former colleague who was a researcher and promoter of local food systems once argued that local meat markets connect children with reality. “If young people do not have a direct experience with food”, he told me, “they might think it originates on supermarket shelves.

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Why does Himachal Pradesh have a brand new nutrition garden?

On Sunday, the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur, inaugurated a nutrition garden at the Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University at Palampur. The garden is spread over an area of 3,250 square meters and saplings of apple, peach, plum, apricot, pomegranate a ...

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Why Are Butterflies Important To The Ecosystem?

There are more than 28,000 species of butterflies throughout the world. These insects live and breed in diverse habitats such as the mangroves, salt marshes, lowland forested areas, wetlands, mountain zones, and in grasslands. Butterflies tend to be habitat-specific meaning that some of the spec ...

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Where does our food come from? Here's why we need to know

Despite the central role that food plays for humanity, we as consumers tend to know very little about it: where did it come from? Who produced it? How was it made? What were the environmental and social costs of supplying it? These are questions that few of us can answer.

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Where do the best strawberries grow?

Agricultural production benefits enormously from flower-visiting bees and other flower-visiting insects. Because of their supply of flowering plants and opportunities for nesting, hedgerows and the edges of forests represent important habitats for pollinators

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Where are the bees? Tracking down which flowers they pollinate

Researchers at UEA and the Earlham Institute (EI) have developed a new method to rapidly identify the sources of bee pollen to understand which flowers are important for bees.

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