Food: A fragile right in a locked-down world

Queuing at the entrance of a supermarket in a wealthy neighborhood of Rome, shortage of food seems to be just a temporary consequence of...

COVID-19. No school meals, millions of kids at risk of food insecurity

For millions of children around the world, the COVID-19 outbreak means not getting the most important, if not the only, meal of the day. ‘We...

Farmland in EU: Ordinary commodity or public good?

In the 27-member European Union, farmland is being concentrated into fewer hands at an ‘alarming’ extent and speed, according to a report approved by...

Land concentration in Europe. What we know

Farmland concentration is not just a Global South phenomenon. In the 27-member European Union, only 3.1 percent of farms controlled the 52.2 percent of...

Helping refugees close to home, preventing forced migration

Would you take your child and put him in a boat that has a slight chance of sinking? You would never do it. Unless...

Community seed banks: Securing diversity for climate change adaptation

For thousands of years, farmers have used genetic diversity to cope with weather variability and changing climate conditions. They have stored, planted, selected and...

Unlocking the diaspora development potential

‘Diaspora is the biggest development community that exists in the world’, according to Pedro De Vasconcelos, manager of IFAD's Financial Facility for Remittances. However,...

Understanding the Seed Treaty

Cassava comes from South America, but it is feeding Africa. It is a major caloric source for 500 million people. The potato is native of the...