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  1. Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

    Published on 24 January 2016, this two-page Briefing reviews the first meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the CFS, which took place on 21 January at FAO. The OEWG on SDGs was established by CFS at its 42nd Plenary session in 2015. Its objective...
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  2. Helping to invest more and better: FAO Investment Centre celebrating 50 years of activity

    This blog post , published on 11 January 2016, reviews the work of the FAO Investment Centre which recently celebrated 50 years of activity supporting FAO member countries in developing investment operations for agricultural development, food security and rural development. Over the last 50 years,...
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  3. Indian seeds in Africa: a scoping study of challenges and opportunities

    Published in January 2016, this Future Agricultures Working Paper No. 135 considers that the international emergence of India’s generic pharmaceuticals industry is seen as a success for international development and cooperation, bringing affordable drugs to populations not only in India itself but...
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  4. Ignored at COP21, sustainable agriculture is vital to climate mitigation

    Published on 28 January 2016, this blog from EurActiv France considers that farming is responsible for 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but COP21 and the Paris Agreement failed to acknowledge the sector’s impact and the positive role it could play. From the field to the plate, via the food...
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