Tapping into the genetic diversity contained within the seeds of wild relatives and forgotten crop plants could help farmers decrease their dependency on global agribusiness and grow food better suited to local conditions.
Today, an update of the JRC MARS Bulletin – Crop monitoring in Europe – was published, focusing on the exceptionally intense heatwave in western Europe at the end of July, and the persistent rain deficit in most of northern-central Europe and large parts of western Europe.
FAO’s special relationship with Italy, the UN agency’s host country, and joint efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development goals, topped the agenda during talks today between Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu.
The European Commission is mobilising a further €50 million in emergency humanitarian funding to help the people hit by drought in the Horn of Africa. With many in the region relying on livestock herding and subsistence farming, the prolonged drought is having devastating consequences on food availability and livelihoods. Today’s additional funding brings total EU humanitarian aid to the region to €366.5 million since 2018.
In a new JRC-led article, leading global scientists bring existing environmental footprints into a single environmental footprint family that can be used to more accurately assess, and identify ways to ensure, local and planetary environmental sustainability.
Aquatech Amsterdam is the world’s leading water trade show for process, drinking and waste water. Connect with water professionals from over all over the world, in the exciting city of Amsterdam. Theme Pavillions include Industrial User Experience, Desalination, Smart Water Networks (SWAN), Pumps & Process Plaza, Water Quality Association (WQA) Pavilion and BlueTech Innovation Pavilion.
Capitalizing on the vast potential of saline agriculture requires a major interdisciplinary and collaborative research effort to inform effective and supportive policy frameworks and to evaluate the most promising methods for developing saline agriculture in different regions of the globe. The conference intends to build on the conclusions of earlier conferences, such as FAO’s Global Forum on Salinization and Climate Change, Salinity Forum and ICBA’s International Workshop on Climate Change and Soil Salinity Dynamics.
The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is the global event for water professionals covering the entire water cycle. As the Congress rotates through cities and countries each event has an extra emphasis on issues of specific interest to the region.
Today, at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a shared global roadmap for a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being on a healthy planet at its core. A dedicated event hosted by the European Union and the Finnish Presidency assessed the progress made in implementing the Agenda 2030’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within Europe and through the EU’s international cooperation.