International Plant Protection Convention’s work for Food Security Today, new plant pests are putting in danger crops around the world, posing a greater threat to food security than ever before. To make matters worse, increasing global trade and changing climate are creating favourable conditions

The term “sustainable agriculture” has been in use since the late 1980s, and, although interpretations vary, it is usually understood as the adoption of practices and technologies that improve productivity without harming the environment. However, the level at which countries

Drones have a big role to play in the development of emerging economies. However, rampant misconceptions and misunderstandings of what these ‘birds’, ‘toys’, ‘kites’, ‘bombs’ are, and what they do, is threatening their proliferation in the developing world. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

What governance changes are needed? With the Sustainable Development Goals we now have an ambitious and comprehensive new framework for sustainable development adopted by all countries, and here to guide countries for the next decades. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

As communities across the globe search for a solid sustainable-living model, the answer may live in the corners of the United States. Concentrated mainly in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana, the Amish community (having lived mostly in seclusion) has been feeling

I thought I knew a lot about agriculture and compared to the average American twenty-something, maybe I did (only two percent of the total employment in the United States is in the agricultural sector as of 2010). I grew up

EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES HERE. Improving China's Agricultural Market Information When international food prices began to soar several years ago amid declining global food stocks, the volatility

Genetic modification is one of the most controversial revolutionary developments in the biotechnological sector. Production, processing, marketing, and consumption of GM food and common advocation that they have benefits still manage to cause a huge conflict of opinions among the

FAO Investment Centre Celebrating 50 Years of Activity The FAO Investment Centre recently celebrated 50 years of activity supporting FAO member countries in developing investment operations for agricultural development, food security and rural development. The Centre is 20 years younger than

Roberto Peiretti is an agricultural scientist in Argentina. He is the CEO of Roberto Peiretti & Associates, a firm engaged in International Agricultural Consulting. He has dedicated his life’s work to sustainable agriculture, writing articles and speaking at many conferences

A Win-Win Partnership for Development in the 21st Century The world is changing as fast as the pace of new technological innovations that are increasingly shrinking our notion of time and space. And one of the trigger of changes is the

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