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Healthy soils for global sustainable development

It takes millennia to develop fertile soils, but according to authors of a chapter on soils in the 2016 GFPR, we are losing 75 billion tons of soil globally each year, with impacts that not only hurt poor farmers, but extend well beyond the farm.


Measuring food loss and waste

The global food system puts significant pressure on the world’s natural resources and is a major contributor of GHG emissions. At the same time, a large amount of the food produced by this system is either lost or wasted each year.


Taking charge of their own development

UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 calls for the global community to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels…


Global Food Policy Report calls for improved global food system

According to IFPRI’s 2016 Global Food Policy Report (GFPR), launched in Washington, DC last week, achieving the ambitious aims of the SDGs – which include eliminating extreme poverty, hunger, and malnutrition while encouraging sustainable growth and conserving the environment by 2030 – will require coordinated action at the global, regional, national, and local community levels.