With one in four young people – 175 million adolescents – unable to read a single sentence, International Literacy Day is an opportunity to remember one simple truth: literacy not only changes lives, it saves them, said the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Family farming is inextricably linked to national and global food security. Both in developing and developed countries, family farming is the predominant form of agriculture in the food production sector. Family farming includes all family-based agricultural activities, and it is linked to several areas of rural development. Continue reading
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has created an infographic showing the first 100 days of the humanitarian response to Typhoon Haiyan, locally know as Yolanda.
Agricultural statistics form the basis of policy and decisions, from where to invest and what to grow, to whether the population has enough food to eat. Continue reading