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[Infographic] Economic & Agricultural Impact of Disasters

[Infographic] Economic & Agricultural Impact of Disasters

In 2016, the world suffered $175 billion USD in economic losses as a consequence of...

  •  August 03, 2017
Interview with Carlos Glatt Russek, CEO and Co-Founder of Glatt Stove

Interview with Carlos Glatt Russek, CEO and Co-Founder of Glatt Stove

How is Glatt Stove involved in the humanitarian aid and development sector?  Glatt Stove produces...

  •  July 25, 2017
Takeaways from Aid & Development Asia Summit: Technology & Partnerships

Takeaways from Aid & Development Asia Summit: Technology & Partnerships

The 3rd annual Aid & Development Asia Summit was held in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on 14-15...

  •  June 26, 2017
17 Million People Worldwide Suffer From Food Insecurity

17 Million People Worldwide Suffer From Food Insecurity

In 2016, 108 million people suffered “Emergency” levels of food insecurity, a 35 percent increase...

  •  May 25, 2017
[Infographic] Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition in Southeast Asia

[Infographic] Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition in Southeast Asia

Agriculture in Southeast Asia is predominantly small-scale yet is a major source of livelihood. According...

  •  April 26, 2017
Access to energy to pave the way for Myanmar’s development

Access to energy to pave the way for Myanmar’s development

According to the recent AIDF infographic on infrastructure resilience and access to energy in Southeast...

  •  March 20, 2017
Putting innovation at the heart of the development efforts in sub-Saharan East Africa

Putting innovation at the heart of the development efforts in sub-Saharan East Africa

Improving aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan East Africa was the theme of the...

  •  March 14, 2017
Water: Vital to sustaining life

Water: Vital to sustaining life

Water is a limited natural resource that impacts not only the existence but also the...

  •  February 16, 2017
Boosting the smallholder economy: Netafim Advancing UN SDGs

Boosting the smallholder economy: Netafim Advancing UN SDGs

The recently published UNDP Human Development Report for 2015 identifies “sustainable work, which promotes human development while reducing...

  •  January 26, 2017
Technological Innovations Improving Livelihoods

Technological Innovations Improving Livelihoods

This year’s Aid and Development Africa Summit is fast approaching! The Summit, which is due...

  •  January 23, 2017
Call for Apps Supporting Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

Call for Apps Supporting Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

A new competition has been launched to showcase innovative apps that support humanitarian aid and...

  •  January 17, 2017
The Open Data Revolution to Achieve Zero Hunger

The Open Data Revolution to Achieve Zero Hunger

In today’s evolving global landscape we face complex challenges. Populations are growing, climates are changing...

  •  November 15, 2016
Sustainable Development Goals one year on: Zero Hunger by 2030?

Sustainable Development Goals one year on: Zero Hunger by 2030?

One year on from the adoption of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Aid...

  •  November 11, 2016
Morocco to raise $30bn for agriculture adaptation in Africa

Morocco to raise $30bn for agriculture adaptation in Africa

A new initiative aims at mobilising US $30 billion to help the agriculture sector in...

  •  November 01, 2016
World Food Day

World Food Day

The right to food is a basic human right; however, some 795 million people in the world...

  •  October 17, 2016
Lessons learned from the recent drought response in Ethiopia

Lessons learned from the recent drought response in Ethiopia

Drought, worsened by El Niño effects, is having a devastating impact on the lives and...

  •  October 04, 2016
2016 Global NGO Online Technology Survey

2016 Global NGO Online Technology Survey

The Aid & International Development Forum has partnered with Nonprofit Tech for Good on the 2016...

  •  September 30, 2016
UN report promotes the cross-benefits of farming and forestry to improve food security

UN report promotes the cross-benefits of farming and forestry to improve food security

On 18 July, for the start of World Forest Week, the UN Food and Agriculture...

  •  August 01, 2016
[report] Operational Feasibility of Smallholder Innovations

[report] Operational Feasibility of Smallholder Innovations

This report, compiled by Professor Emeritus of Colorado State University, examines the operational feasibility of...

  •  June 10, 2016
UN says 4.5m people in Zimbabwe will need food aid

UN says 4.5m people in Zimbabwe will need food aid

Half of Zimbabwe's rural population of 9 million will need food aid by next March,...

  •  May 11, 2016
Sustainable water management in African agriculture

Sustainable water management in African agriculture

In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) where agriculture is predominantly rainfed, farmers’ access to water is often...

  •  April 20, 2016
Sandbar cropping in Bangladesh, an innovative technology solution for millions

Sandbar cropping in Bangladesh, an innovative technology solution for millions

E.F. Schumacher, an economist who founded Practical Action, wanted to help expand aid programs through...

  •  March 29, 2016
Kenya: Frozen lives of refugee populations

Kenya: Frozen lives of refugee populations

Kenya has one of the largest refugee populations in the world. The East African country...

  •  March 11, 2016
World NGO Day

World NGO Day

On 27th February sixty-five years ago the definition of International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) was first...

  •  March 01, 2016
Foresight Africa 2016: Africa’s priorities for the year ahead

Foresight Africa 2016: Africa’s priorities for the year ahead

According to the Foresight Africa report, by the Brookings Institution‘s Africa Growth Initiative, in 2016, African countries...

  •  January 21, 2016
[infographic] Humanitarian Aid and Development in Sub-Saharan East Africa - Food Security

[infographic] Humanitarian Aid and Development in Sub-Saharan East Africa - Food Security

The Aid & International Development Forum has released an infographic that explores humanitarian aid and development...

  •  December 21, 2015
World Food Programme delivers food to 100,000 people affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine

World Food Programme delivers food to 100,000 people affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine

The UN has warned 700,000 children are at risk due to severely damaged heating systems...

  •  December 11, 2015
Four Ways to Reduce Malnutrition

Four Ways to Reduce Malnutrition

This article reviews four ways to reduce malnutrition. As a vital part of development, the...

  •  November 24, 2015
Managing the Future of Drought in California’s Water Crisis

Managing the Future of Drought in California’s Water Crisis

The past four years has seen California gripped by an unprecedented water crisis. Ninety-three percent...

  •  October 29, 2015
Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Investments – ATONU

Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Investments – ATONU

The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) have announced their new regional...

  •  October 27, 2015
Weak links hamper knowledge sharing in agriculture

Weak links hamper knowledge sharing in agriculture

Agricultural systems are changing. They need knowledge networks, not independent brokers, says Benjamin Kwasi Addom....

  •  September 29, 2015
Farmers should drive climate-proofing, report finds

Farmers should drive climate-proofing, report finds

African smallholder farmers should be given financial, technical and political support to help climate-proof their...

  •  September 29, 2015
How do we protect global food supplies from extreme weather?

How do we protect global food supplies from extreme weather?

Recent events highlight concerns about the risks to global food security posed by changing patterns...

  •  September 24, 2015
How can we improve food security?

How can we improve food security?

Earlier this summer I attended an event on the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) at the Milan Expo –...

  •  September 17, 2015
How Ethiopia Went from Famine Crisis to Green Revolution

How Ethiopia Went from Famine Crisis to Green Revolution

As President Obama traveled to Ethiopia this week for meetings about security, human rights, and...

  •  August 04, 2015
Meeting the Nutrition Needs of Children in Disaster and Development

Meeting the Nutrition Needs of Children in Disaster and Development

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child stipulates that every child have the...

  •  May 26, 2015
The Economic Benefits of Reducing Chronic Undernutrition

The Economic Benefits of Reducing Chronic Undernutrition

Nutrition has always been important to development.  Good nutrition allows for healthy growth and development...

  •  May 07, 2015
The Budongo Forest Landscape: Diets, Food Security and Nutrition

The Budongo Forest Landscape: Diets, Food Security and Nutrition

Around the Budongo forest, expanding sugarcane production, the establishment of tree plantations and forest loss...

  •  April 28, 2015
Promoting healthy insect ecosystems in Cambodia to ensure agricultural sustainability

Promoting healthy insect ecosystems in Cambodia to ensure agricultural sustainability

In order to feed a rapidly-growing population sustainably amid growing pressure from a changing climate,...

  •  April 21, 2015
The role of research in food and nutrition security

The role of research in food and nutrition security

A major new report spells out what science can, and can’t do to help provide...

  •  April 10, 2015
M-farming: Empowering farmers through mobile technology

M-farming: Empowering farmers through mobile technology

Agriculture is the backbone to most African economies, representing 15% of the continents total GDP....

  •  February 19, 2015
The natural quality-quantity dilemma: food security in Asia

The natural quality-quantity dilemma: food security in Asia

With global population exceeding the 7-billion mark this year, developing regions face profound implications for...

  •  February 13, 2015
International Gathering in Jakarta to Discuss Food Security

International Gathering in Jakarta to Discuss Food Security

The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) recently hosted Asia-Pacific’s leading Food Security Summit. The...

  •  October 17, 2014
The Path to Success – Tackling the Nutrition Paradox through Public-Private Partnerships

The Path to Success – Tackling the Nutrition Paradox through Public-Private Partnerships

Having been to a variety of different conferences around food security and nutrition, the one...

  •  October 17, 2014
Making irrigation more efficient and effective

Making irrigation more efficient and effective

Water was once considered a limitless resource. We now know that fresh water supplies are...

  •  October 14, 2014
CIAT partners with the AIDF Food Security Summit

CIAT partners with the AIDF Food Security Summit

Save the date for this international debate on efficient and sustainable food production in Asia....

  •  September 19, 2014
Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security: Highlights from the IFPRI 2020 Conference

Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security: Highlights from the IFPRI 2020 Conference

Resilience is not just a buzzword. It has new meaning. It is about ability, capacity,...

  •  August 28, 2014
Food Security summit on agricultural and nutrition challenges and solutions in Asia Pacific

Food Security summit on agricultural and nutrition challenges and solutions in Asia Pacific

Government representatives, UN agencies, NGOs, development banks and private sector companies are gathering in October...

  •  August 07, 2014
Sustainable agriculture and food systems in Asia

Sustainable agriculture and food systems in Asia

This technical briefing builds upon the discussions and presentations given at the SWITCH-Asia session on...

  •  August 05, 2014
FMC Corporation opens new Asia Innovation Center in Shanghai

FMC Corporation opens new Asia Innovation Center in Shanghai

FMC Corporation, officially opened its Asia Innovation Center in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in the...

  •  July 30, 2014
Top 50 Organisations to Follow on Twitter

Top 50 Organisations to Follow on Twitter

  Welcome to the list of ‘Who to Follow on Twitter for Food Security’. This...

  •  July 30, 2014
World Population Day - Addressing issues of food and water insecurity

World Population Day - Addressing issues of food and water insecurity

11 of July marks international World Population Day, an annual event that aims to raise...

  •  July 11, 2014
Do High Food Prices Cause Food Riots?

Do High Food Prices Cause Food Riots?

2010 was a rough year for the global food system; droughts and wildfires consumed about...

  •  June 23, 2014
Food and thriving people: paradigm shifts for fair and sustainable food systems

Food and thriving people: paradigm shifts for fair and sustainable food systems

This article looks beyond the physical sciences to address the problems of hunger, malnutrition, and...

  •  June 02, 2014
FACING DROUGHTS - The Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP)

FACING DROUGHTS - The Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP)

The IPCC finds with high confidence an increased risk of drought-related water and food shortage...

  •  April 09, 2014
IPPC Report - The world is ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate

IPPC Report - The world is ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report yesterday that says the effects...

  •  April 01, 2014
NURTURING PARTNERSHIPS

NURTURING PARTNERSHIPS

The report has been produced based on contributions from world-leading experts including FAO, ADB, UNESCAP,...

  •  March 14, 2014
REDUCING FOOD WASTE TO HELP TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

REDUCING FOOD WASTE TO HELP TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

It is a sobering fact of modern life that while in some countries food is...

  •  February 26, 2014
ROLE OF EMERGING COUNTRIES IN CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE

ROLE OF EMERGING COUNTRIES IN CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE

Agriculture is extremely vulnerable to climate change, and the sector, together with forestry and land-use...

  •  February 26, 2014
THE SCOPE FOR CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE

THE SCOPE FOR CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE

Dealing with food insecurity is among the greatest global challenges over the next decades. Food...

  •  February 25, 2014

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