Sustainable development themes

Food and agriculture

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Agriculture workers in Argentina benefited by Provincial Agricultural Development Project (PROSAP), financed by the World Bank
Nahuel Berger / World Bank

Perspectives on Food and agriculture

Chandran Nair | Sustainable consumption

Chandran Nair looks at progress made towards sustainable consumption, and finds more to lament than to celebrate...

Rupert Howes | Sustainable fisheries

Global fisheries are perhaps the biggest sustainable challenge after climate change: the world wants to have its fish and eat it. But Rupert Howes looks at how, by engaging the whole supply chain, significant efforts are being made towards sustainable fisheries.

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Dominic Waughray | Local no longer: water resources and sustainable development

Water sustainability - both problems and solutions - have generally been seen as local. But when you take a global perspective, you see a new scale of challenge. Dominic Waughrey gives us 10 years to act...


Timeline for Food and agriculture

Go to Sustainable Development Timeline to see milestones for all themes.