Immediate investment in large-scale land restoration is needed to mitigate harms caused by degradation, now directly affecting half the world’s population, says a UN report.
Drought-resistant crops and ‘speed breeding’ could offer solutions to acute food insecurity which, according to a report, almost doubled between 2016 and 2021.
There is a complete lack of data on science education from low-income countries, a report by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, says.
Achieving the UN goals on diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes will need an average investment of US$18 million a year, targeting policies to cut smoking, alcohol abuse, and unhealthy diets.
To produce sustainable food systems, a group of experts who recently launched the African BioGenome Project (AfricaBP), plan to collect over 100,000 plants and animals’ species for breeders’ use.
Acute economic crisis is taking a heavy toll on Sri Lanka’s health care system. Having run out of funds to buy basic medicines, what the Asian nation now needs are donations to resuscitate its healthcare system.
The exclusion of women in the digital world is hurting agricultural productivity in low- and middle- income countries, according to global technology experts.
There is need for countries to integrate food systems into their climate plans. But Haseeb Bakhtary writes that measures on changing diets, food-linked deforestation, and food waste are lacking in most climate plans.
A global treaty on plastic wastes is on the way after the representatives of about 175 UN nations recently endorsed a resolution to end plastic pollution.
Aside polluting world rivers, a study has discovered that pharmaceutical pollution could contribute to antimicrobial resistance. Hence, affecting human health, while threatening the United Nations’ goals on water quality.