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Monique Barbut

Sustainable land management: a global priority

Monique Barbut takes a critical look at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) and outlines the priorities of UNCCD. Besides sustainable land management, enhancing the resilience of rural communities and food security are a few of the many goals of the Convention. Monique Barbut was appointed as the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on 17 September 2013. She was previously CEO and Chair of the Global Environment Facility from July 2006 to August 2012.


The lasting impact of malnutrition

Roger Thurow, journalist and author of The First 1,000 Days, outlines why it is time to take greater action to combat malnutrition.

One in four children are stunted due to undernutrition. This is one in four youngsters that are unable to fulfil their potential. This global burden can no longer be ignored as Roger Thurow, senior fellow at the Chicago Council of Global Affairs explains.


Martin Prowse

Researcher on agricultural commercialisation, value chains and climate change

Do smallholders receive a fair price through contract farming?

Erinch Sahan

Private sector team leader at Oxfam GB

Fairer prices and wages through more farmer-owned enterprises

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