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Biodiversity loss is accelerating at an unprecedented rate across the planet putting a great number of species on the brink of extinction. A decline in the plants, animals and micro-organisms [...]

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a substantial risk to agricultural input supply chains. It can detrimentally affect access to and availability of inputs, including seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, as well as [...]

Across the world the COVID-19 crisis is compromising agri-enterprises’ ability to continue business as usual and, in some cases, is threatening the survival of some firms beyond the crisis, particularly [...]

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast in January that the global economy would grow by 3.3 percent in 2020, however its latest outlook, in April, now forecasts a contraction of [...]

Simulating rising undernourishment during the COVID-19 pandemic economic downturn

Technical note
Conti, V., Cafiero, C. & Sánchez, M.V. [ 2020 ]

This technical note describes the methodology and data used to obtain estimates of rising undernourishment, under three hypothetical scenarios of gross domestic product (GDP) growth reduction that could materialize based [...]

Strengthening financial services for roots and tubers value chains development in Africa

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 24
FAO [ 2020 ]

Notwithstanding an increasing demand for their derived products, roots and tubers value chains in Africa remain loose, fragmented and informal, and many market opportunities remain unexploited. Some encouraging new investment [...]

Climate risk management for the roots and tubers sectors in Africa

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 23
FAO [ 2020 ]

Even if roots and tubers are generally tolerant to poor soils and droughts, they can be affected by climate variability and change. In order to address climate risks, value chains’ [...]

Towards improved reporting on primary forests

FSN Forum report of activity No. 163
FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) [ 2020 ]

This document summarizes the online consultation Towards improved reporting on primary forests, held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 11 to 25 February [...]

Measures implemented around the world to contain the COVID-19 pandemic have entailed a severe reduction not only in the transportation of goods and services that rely on transport, but also [...]

While the COVID-19 pandemic is devastating lives, public health systems, livelihoods and economies all over the world, populations living in food crisis contexts are particularly exposed to its effects.

Countries with [...]

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