The link between food, environment and development is clear. Poor people who are dependent on their own crops, are vulnerable when flooding and drought strike more frequently and harder than before. In many areas afflicted by conflict and migration, hunger and food shortages are both a cause and a result of the difficult conditions.
Civil society and participation
A strong and well-organized civil society is of vital importance for ensuring that social change happens democratically and that the rights of vulnerable and marginalized groups are safeguarded. Click on this link to read more.
Hunger, food and nutrition
Hunger and poverty can be eliminated. In the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the leaders of the world have expressed a common ambition to do away with hunger, extreme poverty and environmental destruction before 2030. These goals can be reached if the global community works together. But we don’t have much time. Click on this link to read more.
Biological diversity, or biodiversity, is a concept that describes the diversity of living organisms. The Earth’s biological diversity includes an incredible wealth of plants, animals and microorganisms. There are variations within species, between species, and among ecosystems. The term biological diversity embraces all of these forms of variation. Click on this link to read more.
Modern and sustainable agriculture is decisive for combatting hunger. It must happen on nature’s own terms. Click on this link to read more.
Climate change and climate adaptation
The rain fails when it is most needed. It rains too much when it shouldn’t. Temperatures rise, plant diseases and pest attacks increase in frequency and scale. More storms sweep away roads, bridges, crops. Click on this link to read more.