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A new research review from DFID examines 20 years of monitoring initiatives in sustainable agriculture, providing insights and tools to help stakeholders prioritise investments and manage competing development goals.
Defra's Green Food Project has published its initial conclusions on the challenges of increasing food production and enhancing the environment in England, drawing on the project sub groups and online forum.
The Food Climate Research Network and the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food have jointly published a new report entitled Sustainable intensification in agriculture: Navigating a course through competing food system priorities.
A new report for Natural England finds that Environmental Stewardship schemes are delivering a range of ecosystem services which benefit the natural environment and in doing so help sustain and develop agricultural productivity.
Marking World Water Week, running from the 26 to 31 August, Europe's Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs issued a statement on the EU's commitment to water and sanitation projects, for drinking, hygiene and food production.
The SDRN highlights recent research and publications on sustainable food: consumer power for a fair food future; adaptation and mitigation in UK food system; agricultural outlook; community growing.
News round-up: biodiversity indicators, fish, green genius, African farming, resource scarcity, renewables… »
Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: new biodiversity indicators; reforming fishing policy; award for office; search for Green Genius; technology for African farming; Green Capital, green growth, renewables.
Toby Pickard, Senior Sustainability Analyst at the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD), discusses the implications of increasing water scarcity for food security and how companies can respond to water-related risks.
Defra's Green Food Project is inviting views on the future of agri-food policy through a discussion forum open until mid April, looking at the challenge of increasing food production and enhancing the environment in England.
Two new competitions offer funding of £15 million for projects to transform food manufacturing and reduce waste, increasing sustainability, efficiency and the competitiveness of the food processing and manufacturing sector.