Land, water, seeds and other natural resources are not only vital for the world’s small-scale food producers, they form part of our common heritage, are a matter of fundamental human rights concern, and are at the core of any vision for a sustainable and shared planet.


The lack of adequate and secure access to land and natural resources for the rural and urban poor is one of the key causes of hunger and poverty in the ... Read more


The vast majority of people suffering from hunger and malnutrition are poor and marginalised, struggling to survive in rural areas. About 50 per cent of people suffering from hunger are ... Read more


For thousands of years, farmers across the globe have been selecting, nurturing, breeding and saving seed, leading to great agricultural diversity. Farmers have cultivated crop varieties to deal with many different ... Read more


Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years). Climate change ... Read more


The bioeconomy agenda emerged in response to the need to find alternatives to fossil fuels. The idea is based on increasing the use of biotechnologies and biofuels, and is a ... Read more