By 2030 the global middle class will grow to nearly 5 billion people. In countless rural regions where subsistence farmers are living in some of the most bio-diverse, beautiful, and fragile environments, this move to the middle class has the potential

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

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY,  ASTRID AGOSTINI, A SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE FAO .THIS PIECE IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES HERE.  In 2015, the international community adopted the

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