Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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News

The Initiative targets a broad range of pests and diseases affecting cereals, legumes, potato, sweet potato, cassava, banana and other vegetables.

Blogs

Afghan farmers need varieties with improved traits such as heat and drought resilience, incorporating functional variation from existing landrace collections.

In the media

Source: The Washington Post (22 Nov 2021)

Harvard Professor Gabriela Soto Laveaga stresses the importance of tackling hunger as more than a technical problem to be addressed through scientific advancement alone, praising CGIAR for its community-centered approach to food systems amid the climate crisis.

Features

Sustainable agri-food systems lead to better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life for all.

In the media

Source: AgroinformaciĂłn (22 Jun 2021)

At the 8th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture, Martin Kropff argued that “agriculture cannot take a toll on the environment”, praising conservation agriculture for its contribution to building resilience to drought.

In the media

Source: El Sol de MĂ©xico (29 Apr 2021)

During the presentation of Mexico’s 2021 Agri-Food Expectations, Bram Govaerts, Director General of CIMMYT, flagged a number of initiatives aimed at supporting the country’s food self-sufficiency.

Features

Experts discuss solutions to postharvest losses and how agricultural mechanization can benefit rural women in the Global South.

News

FAO-led assessment details the pandemic’s impact on agri-food systems in Bangladesh and outlines possible recovery strategies.

Nutrition, health and food security
Press releases

New project will research and promote the adoption of sustainable farming method and practices.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
Features

CGIAR socio-economic researchers have developed a standardized set of farm household survey questions to improve dataset comparability over space and time.

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: Dhaka Tribune (11 Jun 2020)

While Bangladesh is at low risk of a large-scale invasion of desert locusts, efforts to curb fall armyworm will help in addressing future pests.

Capacity development
Features

Malawian smallholders tackle challenges together using the farmer field school approach.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
In the media

Source: Thomson Reuters (18 Feb 2020)

Schemes may fall short of ambitions by dealing separately with food production, supply and consumption.

Innovations
News

New leaflet highlights digital innovations for Africa as researchers share insights at the African Green Revolution Forum 2019.