As land becomes less productive and people are forced to migrate to cities or abroad, there is greater likelihood of conflict over dwindling resources
ROME, Sept 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 1.3 billion people live on agricultural land that is deteriorating, putting them at risk of worsening hunger, water shortages and poverty, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) said on Tuesday.
Dashboard tracks land and the Sustainable Developing Goals (SDGs)New York (September 6, 2017) — A dashboard focused on Land and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was launched today by the Land Portal Foundation and the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) to make information related to the land indicators in the SDGs widely available.
CHINA'S FOOD PRODUCTION has been increasing since the abolition of the agricultural tax－introduced more than a thousand years ago- in 2004. But food imports, too, have increased steadily and significantly in recent years. Southern Metropolis Daily commented on Monday:
The sixth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), will be held from 11 to 14 November 2017 in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. The meeting will be hosted by The Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (DERASAT).
Presented by: Land Portal Foundation, Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s Thematic Network on Good Governance of Extractive and Land Resources
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By Andrew Smith
(CNN) More than 700 people are believed to have been killed in massive floods and landslides that have rocked Bangladesh, India and Nepal this month, aid workers say.
It is the worst flooding that some parts of South Asia have seen in decades, with about 24 million people affected, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said.